• The 1960 beach house “before” shot. (February 2017)

  • Cladding and front deck removed. (May 2017)

  • Removal of 2 mature trees (May 2017)

  • Discovery that the house has no footings below the brick piers necessitates complete demolition of the house! (end of May 2017)

  • Slabs are laid for the garage and studio. New foundations are installed at the cottage. (July 2017)

  • Framing is progressing in readiness for laying the roof sheeting. (August 2017)

  • Sadly the structure of the original chimney is compromised, and we had to demolish the last remaining remnant of the cottage.

  • The roof structure is a work of art.

  • New fireplace built from beautiful old Stafford bricks.

  • New roofing and gutters show a new stage of construction, a busy week.

  • Cedar casement windows and sliding doors are delivered ready for oiling.


Location:  Tathra

Builder:  SL Hodgson Constructions

Over 2017 we will be renovating this humble 1960 beach house in Tathra.  During the course of construction we will be following the progress and the way the changes are being made to update the house.

Primarily the footprint of the house will remain but with an extension to the east that will enclose the chimney.  As well there will be a new art studio and garage on either side of the house.

Will it all go smoothly or, will there be a glitch or 2 along the renovation road?