Both clients grew up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. When they made a ‘tree change’ to Murrumbateman in 1982, it was for both lifestyle and business reasons, but they both “missed being able to duck down to the beach for a swim”.

The clients said “When you work and live in the same location, the only real holiday is when you go away”. For 10 years they holidayed over Christmas in rented houses in Mollymook or Burrill Lake with their children, their partners and increasing numbers of grandchildren and some time was always spent looking at potential holiday houses, something they managed to resist for only so long.

Kings Point House - elevated deck provides could you over Kings point Lake - exposed timber trusses provide visual feature

On one such expedition, they found a waterfront block at Kings Point containing one of the original Kings Point buildings, a one bedroom fibro cottage which had seen better days. Everything about it was perfect, the lake, the aspect and the climate. Within the week, they had bought it.

TT Architecture was recommended to the clients by their Accountant who lived in a house in Nicholls designed by TT.