39 Dutton Street Coolangatta The couple said they took the advice of an architect to build something that would last and knocked the house down.“In the end it was too big of a deal to renovate and we calculated it would be more affordable to rebuild,” Mr Grace said. Armed with a specific set of plans and with the help of architect Pat Twohill this Coolangatta home was transformed into an ultra-modern beach house. 39 Dutton Street CoolangattaA STONES throw from the beach, is this ultra-modern house that captures ocean views in its three level design.But, according to the owners, it wasn’t part of the plan.This three-bedroom home was six years in the making for homeowners Brian and Penny Grace who always had plans to renovate. “My wife Penny and I originally bought the place to renovate, but after six years of living in the house and really getting to know the place, we realised it was going to be a very big job,” Mr Grace said. 39 Dutton Street Coolangatta“The architect’s drafts were exactly what we wanted and more, and we didn’t do much drafting or changing at all.”The open plan living and dining areas feature an extensive use of glass and stacker doors open the area up to create seamless indoor outdoor living.The Alfresco area has a large balcony and an outdoor kitchen including a sound system and roll-down blinds. 39 Dutton Street CoolangattaThe staircase is complemented with Brushbox timber and leads up to the living area with a study nook. Mr Grace said the kitchen and living room is the most used space in the house.“You can sit there, have dinner and watch the ocean,” he said.“The home is only 400m from the beach so if we aren’t at home we are walking to the beach to fish or swim.” Other highlights of the property are remote entry gates and tinted windows to the Northern side of the home. A garden shed and small vegie garden are included. 39 Dutton St, Coolangatta 3 3 4Price: $1.475 millionFeatures: Outdoor sound system, bath tub and water tankArea: 253sq mAgent: Gavin Keith RBR Property Consultants, CoolangattaInspections: By appointment 39 Dutton Street CoolangattaMr Grace said his only requests for the new house was that it had to be north facing with an open outlook to the ocean and have space for at least four cars in the garage. “I can fit my caravan in the garage as well as all the bikes and our cars, the architect really got the element of space right,” The father-of-three said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“There is also a lot of glass throughout the house which captures the ocean perfectly.