Clovelly by Modscape

Clovelly is a project designed by Modscape. In the picturesque location of Sydney’s famous beaches sits the Clovelly home – a symbol of a young couple’s new life journey. Photography by John Madden.


With a brief for a “forever home”, the two-storey residence is comprised of six prefabricated modules that form a low-maintenance family space with plenty of room for the eventual addition of new, smaller family members.

The ocean beckons, only a stone’s throw from the property, so it would be inarguably criminal to not take advantage of the views. For the clients, it was essential that they would be able to enjoy the ocean front from anywhere in the house, including the backyard. To cater, the design sits in orientation to the view, with a long, open plan living/kitchen space that leads from the rear decking and opens up at the front to full-height windows and a cantilevered balcony. This not only draws the breathtaking seascape in but also allows the clients to step outside and enjoy the salty breeze.

While the glass frontage bathes the living room in natural light, the elongated nature of the space means the light can only reach so far. To solve this, high windows feature along the north-facing length, bringing sunshine into the heart of the area while providing privacy from neighbours.

A monolithic Caesarstone island bench sits as the heart of the home, providing a location for family gatherings, chats and meals. Adding to the entertainment factor is a BBQ and seating space on the rear deck, surrounded by lush greenery and open space for young ones to run around and enjoy.

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