When Sarah and Jared Davey purchased a charming 1930s workers cottage in the heart of Burleigh Heads many years ago, they fell in love with the property's colourful history and charm.

Eventually needing to extend and re-design the home to cater for their growing family, the builder and interior designer, the couple behind construction and interior design firm, Davey Constructions, decided to take on the challenge of giving their beloved abode new life whilst respecting its history and paying homage to its coastal location.

The result is a thoughtfully-designed family home that epitomises laidback luxury.Boasting four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a pool house – a separate dwelling in the backyard - the cottage is a fine example of integrating the old with the new, evident with a step down into the extension, where the floor changes from natural oak timber to contemporary polished concrete flooring.

A brick fireplace and archway were two much-loved existing features the Daveys kept and showcased, adding character and unique points of interest.

As with all Davey projects, quality was of paramount importance with Linea weatherboard cladding, bunker lighting, brass fixtures, timber flooring, Sussex tapware, organic bluestone steppers, coastal natives and tiles from Three Balls Red featured throughout the cottage and the grounds.