Set amongst scrub in a small avenue just one block from the beach, the house reflects its coastal environment in design and construction.
Timber cladding wraps the exterior of the house as well as many of the interior planes, creating a relationship between the building and its surroundings. A large canopy and openable steel screens frame the entry. The screens control privacy from the street while allowing desirable views to the untouched, natural scrub.
Beyond the entrance, the centrally located ground floor entry court connects all parts of the house. The floor plan provides further flexibility for the expanding and contracting nature of beach houses throughout the seasons.
A large elevated north facing deck captures the sun while the south facing deck opens up to the tree-tops and coastal breezes. This approach results in a flexible and inviting building that responds directly to its environment.
Builder: Tease Builders
Photographer: Emma Cross