Retro Revival

Isla Motel

Seventies Cool

A 1970s beachside motel gets a miraculous makeover that riffs on its retro vibe with graphic interventions in a coastal palette of ivory and ochre, kelp green and french blue. Original blunt geometries are softened with fine steel archways and breeze-blocks. Inside, the suites are warm and luxuriously lined with timbers and terrazzo, while the rear garage is reimagined as a lovely poolside cabana. More than a styling up exercise, Isla is a smart sustainable reuse of an existing built asset, adding decades to its life.


Batemans Bay NSW




Anson Smart ︎