When the Slee’s saw an old dilapidated fisherman’s cottage with “the most incredible view in the world”, it was an opportunity that they could not resist. The old cottage, of which all the windows were bricked up to keep the vandals out, got a new lease on life when the interior walls were broken down to enlarge the inside spaces. A verandah was built along the length of the house. Large glass doors opening onto the verandah were installed in all the rooms.
The Slee’s loved the story of the house that was told by the colourful flaking layers of paint which had been applied to the walls over the years and therefore they retained the patina of the house with great care. Thus, a dilapidated old cottage became a comfortable, colourful, one bedroomed house with a lovely view over the sea.