Residential Projects

Wilson’s Cottage

Lizard Island, QLD

Project Notes

Located on a World Heritage-listed site on pristine Lizard Island in Far North Queensland, this cottage was designed and built to have minimal impact on the unspoilt site. Twofold Studio worked with James Davidson Architect, in selection and procurement of feature finishes, lighting, furniture and furnishings for the project.

Several options for feature bathroom tiles were workshopped with the architect and client, with the final selection of a glass mosaic shading blend providing a stunning reference to the surrounding sun-dappled underwater reef. The procurement and delivery of both new and client’s existing furniture and artwork was co-ordinated by Twofold Studio from various locations across Australia to the nearest port of Cairns.

The items were then taken by barge to the island, and transported to the cottage via the A-frame mechanised winch system utilised during the construction process – leaving the landscape unaffected. The result is a cottage with a robust outer shell, designed to weather over time with interiors designed to reflect the surrounding ocean and earthy island landscape.

This labour of love is described by the client as the “world’s best beach house”. Touching the earth lightly it will provide the family with an idyllic escape for many years to come.


James Davidson Architect


Toby Scott