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2007

A pair of apartments intertwine and extend to share the pleasures of this site; sunny north-east facing courtyards, nor-easter breezes and views of Freshwater beach, South Steyne and Sydney Harbour.

This narrow site on the headland between Freshwater and Queenscliff beaches was constrained by many Council and building regulations.

We considered placing the apartments stacked vertically or side by side. The building does both; bedrooms run along the site north to south and face the rising sun or the harbour views; living rooms make use of the full width of the site, allowing north east sun in thoug their courtyards.

Hence our nickname; unlike two small single beds or double bunks, these two apartments can stretch out and share the site like a couple share a big bed. Both apartments have main bedrooms that enjoy views of the harbour and are warmed by the northern sun.

All rooms (including bathrooms) have ample natural light and cross ventilation. This project is a useful model for housing on narrow sites.

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