NEVER TOO SMALL: Garage to Beach Studio Transformation, Australia 40sqm/431sqft

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Originally a double-framed metal garage, Coledale Beach Studio is now a light, bright and compact house overlooking the ocean. Originally home to interior designer Cushla McFadden and her family of 4, McFadden’s mother now calls it home. Constructed from prefabricated panels, the striking exterior features two garage-like bi-folding doors that open onto the open-plan living, kitchen, dining and bathroom that hide behind a curved wall. A set of sliding doors on the opposite side of the room open directly only a closed deck, creating cross ventilation and adding to the expansive feel of the double volume space. A set of storage steps, which house the TV and the bulk of the studio’s storage, lead to an enclosed mezzanine bedroom that looks out onto the ocean through a large glass interior window. This thoughtfully designed studio is a proof-of-concept on how more sustainable and intergenerational living models can be a matter of seeing beyond what already is to what could be.

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Ep 166
Project Name: Coledale Beach Studio
Interior Designer:

Produced by New Mac Video Agency
Creator: Colin Chee
Director: Nam Tran
Cinematographer: Nam Tran
Producer: Lindsay Barnard
Editor: Jessica Ruasol
Music: Strings Attached by Flint & Orpheus – Alternative Version by Diffie Bosman from


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