Narrabeen House | New House


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The existing dwelling was an original weatherboard cottage in need of renovation. As the site is on flood prone land, the owners chose to demolish the home and build a new home to current flood standards, a more sustainable approach sustainable given its lakeside location. The Narrabeen house has been designed to elevate the dwelling to meet the flood planning levels for the site.

The Narrabeen house is designed to provide the following:

  • two storey, four bedroom home
  • double garage & new driveway & vehicular crossover
  • covered rear outdoor deck
  • front porch
  • front fence & gate & path
  • side ramp & path
  • new landscaping
  • new side boundary fencing where required

The approval process for this site was complex, given the issues of a small site on the lakefront and the flood prone land.  A number of specialist consultants were required for the DA process including flood assessment, waterways impact assessment, geotechnical assessment for acid sulphate soil, sediment and erosion control measures and a landscape scheme suitable for lakefront environments.

The external character of the home is inspired by its coastal and lakeside location, capitalising on the rear north orientation and views over the lake.

The internals of the home feature the use of plywood, a material with significance for the owners.

Construction has commenced on our Narrabeen House, a lakefront site on Narrabeen Lake, in Sydney’s northern beaches. Click here to view photos of the house under construction.


Type: New House, Lakefront Home, Two Storey Home

Location: Narrabeen, Northern Beaches, Sydney

Council: Northern Beaches Council (formerly Warrringah Council)

Engineer: Peninsula Consulting Engineer