Frangipani was realised through the substantial renovation of an early 1980’s building. Three individual units have been transformed into one large beach house, and separate self-contained studio. The previous mass of various elements and conflicting roof forms has been simplified into a clean and elegant form articulated through architectural detailing and materiality more in keeping with the local beach house vernacular.
A new central spine facilitates primary circulation and serves as a breezeway and light well providing the southern half of the building with natural light and air flow. It also creates two distinct zones – public and private. The public living zone is positioned on the original suspended concrete slab to take advantage of the ocean views. It’s southern site position is addressed through the breezeway / light well and being a large open ended room with an eastern beach deck and protected western pool deck.
Dan Sparks, Design Architect
Michael Cornish, Project Architect
Alta Projects – Mat Bruton, Structural Engineer