Infused in this Swanbourne duplex is a daring mix of natural and polished textures, along with volumes of glass capturing the Northern aspect right throughout the homes, removing the darkness that a common wall can normally incite.
By pooling their resources and dividing a block, two friends were able to each get a small slice of beachside heaven.
Client one wanted a sound investment, practicality and function before detail. While client two wanted a wow factor, edgy yet still to be functional, not to mention they each had a need for storage of their toys for playing in the surf.
Both houses were on tight blocks, and even tighter budgets. Less is best, was Yael Kurlansky of Yael K Designs recommendation to both clients, this would help the budget go further.
Freeing up the living areas was achieved by keeping the garages and storage in a basement with a shared driveway.