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Perched above Manly Beach with enviable views to the ocean and surrounding coastline, Bower Street was designed for ultimate lifestyle experience, with a series of sophisticated interlocking interior and exterior spaces spread across two contemporary levels.

Cadence & Co were invited to enhance the original build with the renovation of a neglected 30sqm rumpus room adjacent to the main entry to the home, on the lower level. Opening directly to a terrace with pool and direct ocean view, the space was screaming with unrealised potential.

With the main living space upstairs already offering commanding views due north along the length of Manly Beach, we wanted to enhance our clients’ experience of their home by bringing something new, and for this we focused on the way the room would be enjoyed.

Our idea was to create a second living space dedicated to relaxation and entertaining: a chic lounge bar with full kitchen, integrated banquette dining for eight, relaxed living, and direct outdoor pool terrace access; perfect for long lingering in/outdoor lunches with friends, that could comfortably spill into the evening; or simply to dip, sip, laze and graze away a quietly decadent afternoon solo.

The connection between the room’s interior and exterior was integral to our design approach and this is reflected in our choice of palette and materiality. Subtle blues referencing sky, ocean and pool, silvery-greys of olive trees, and the greying weathered timbers of the pool terrace, are all woven into the finishes and fixtures.

Transformed, the finished space provides a private contemporary retreat that fully embraces its prime location and invites relaxed engagement with its exceptional setting; bringing new life not only to the room itself, but also significantly enhancing the owners’ enjoyment of their prized ocean front pool terrace.