Situated in Kensington, Sydney, this project revitalises a 1920s Californian bungalow. Preserving the existing building envelope, the ground floor and first floor were transformed to provide additional bedrooms and a versatile social area with kitchen, living and dining opening up to a new outdoor entertaining area. The private bedroom spaces were placed within the reworked first floor, with the addition of fixed windows to the northern façade, dramatically improving the natural light within the dwelling. The renovation affords access to improved natural ventilation, and provides generous volumes to the new living spaces and master bedroom. Cypress Pine has been utilised as batten screens to provide a durable and attractive element to the first floor facades, softening the impact of previous alterations.