When Builder Mark Gethin from Hallmark Developments bought the single storey residence with ocean views he had intentions to subdivide the block without downgrading to a much smaller home. To facilitate the subdivision, a quarter of the existing house had to be demolished. An extra 40m2 of ground floor area was added to the revised sub-lot to maximise site coverage but most of the addition floor area was utilized with he addition of a timber framed upper floor. The home was renovated both externally with a new pool, alfresco area and significant landscaping works and internally through achieving a larger, more spacious home perfect for a family environment. With carefully selected materials and well considered details the existing residence has become enhanced using simple and cost effective measures. The revived residence is barely recognizable from its former self.