The clients are a retired couple looking to build their retreat in Coogee.  The block is an awkward shape on the top of a hill with access to panoramic ocean views. 

The brief was to design a 2 storey house for the couple and a detached granny flat that captured the views wherever possible.  The main living areas are located on the upper level, within cantilevered boxes that are strategically positioned to take advantage of the best aspects of the ocean.


The shape of the site made it very difficult to design a building that complied with the overshadowing requirements of the R-codes.  Motus successfully negotiated with the adjoining neighbour’s and council planners to acquire a Planning Approval.