This renovation of a mid-century modern home in one of Newcastle’s beach-side suburbs, strips out more area than it adds to the footprint. Alterations over the years have seen the internal courtyard filled in & surrounding rooms suffer for it. Reinstatement of the courtyard has been the key to restoring the original integrity of the Architect-designed plan, returning light, ventilation & outlook to much of the home. Addition of a missing front entry porch, has connected the home to the street & formed a breezeway through the house that draws guests through, past the internal courtyard to the view at the rear. Linings, insulation & glazing have been upgraded to comply with building codes & bring the home well into its next century.