This compact little number sits atop a new garage, capturing district views.

It’s a Northern Beaches granny flat that packs a punch well above its 60m2 weight.

A two bedroom powerhouse, it sits under a simple roof form finished in dark standing seam cladding that wraps the blank east and west elevations to give protection from neighbours and unwanted summer sun.

The expressive facades are finished in sustainably sourced timbers, framing the elegant tilt turn windows that capture those views and admit just the right amount of sun.

Privacy to the balcony is provided by an intricate timber screen blending privacy with daylight, protection with connection.

The home is certified as Passive House Plus; it will make about twice the electricity than it consumes each year.

The small footprint home demonstrates the viability for passivhaus projects regardless of size. The owners have now moved from the main house into the granny flat themselves.


Landscape Architect: Elke Haege Thorvaldson

Photography by Kayle Barton

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