A 1970’s bungalow homestead with various outbuildings located on the knoll of a hill a short walk from Bellingen, with dam and rainforest backdrop had become paradise with an anathema for contemporary living. The plan to involved opening up living and kitchen areas to the outdoors, removal of antiquated outbuildings and the addition of the two contemporary pavilions to address the families utilitarian and emotional needs. Addition One: a contemporary bedroom pavilion with children’s room, central bathroom and main bedroom with deck and view to rainforest. The pavilion included a solar HWS and ‘solar venti’ drying/ventilation unit to tackle Bellingen’s summer humidity. Addition Two: a second pavilion with 3 car garage included a workshop for the Harley’s, Norton’s and retro Australian car collection for the quintessential ‘man and his shed’ with an upstairs studio/ guest accommodation and private deck.