Before & After: A “Higgledy-Piggledy” Beach House in Australia Becomes a Streamlined Retreat

Before & After: A “Higgledy-Piggledy” Beach House in Australia Becomes a Streamlined Retreat

By Melissa Dalton
In their renovation of a dilapidated midcentury home on the Tweed Coast, DFJ Architects showcases a monumental stone chimney.

Originally built in 1957, Neil and Shirley’s modest beach house on the Tweed Coast in New South Wales, Australia, could have easily been overlooked—or, in the hands of different owners, even torn down. Thankfully, the couple, who have owned the home since 1987 as a holiday getaway, are keen on preserving it.

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