Every beachside window and the garden terrace provides a entrance row seat to the panoramic sea view that unfolds as you step out of the home through a choice of sliding doors. But the backyard was zoned for a two-story mock Victorian at roughly 1,000 sq. feet, making it tough to acquire a allow for larger plans. “The process of persuading the city to embrace a extra trendy design strategy took 24 months,” says McMahon. “But we managed to obtain approval for a 188-square-meter house that respects the spirit of the ’60s terrace while addressing the Victorian context of the neighboring road.” Jools shared a peek inside their home workplace with this photograph of Jamie exhausting at work. A massive wooden desk takes satisfaction of place, whereas a retro print and framed photographs line the partitions.