Coastal family home

Situated on a coastal golf course estate, this predominantly concrete and timber home is perfect for a family
Story by: David Renwick
White tiles behind the vanity balance out the architecture, bathroom, floor, flooring, home, interior design, plumbing fixture, room, sink, tap, tile, wall, wood flooring, gray
White tiles behind the vanity balance out the more earthy tones on the floor and walls

Design: Altereco DesignAbout the project (text supplied):

How is the project unique?

From the outside the building looks very simplistic but very intricate in the detail - the craftsmanship of the builder needs to be acknowledged.

What are the sustainability features?


The joinery is on display in this living ceiling, floor, flooring, hardwood, home, interior design, living room, real estate, wall, wood flooring, white
The joinery is on display in this living room

Maximised the orientation and ventilation to use the sea breeze

Blade wall was positioned on the west side of the building to protect from the prevailing weather systems

What was the brief?

Family home on coastal golf course estate. The father-in-law works in concrete so they wanted to use as much of this natural material as possible. Family of 4 (including 1 avid golfer!).

Timber plays of nicely against this black floor architecture, ceiling, daylighting, floor, flooring, hardwood, home, house, interior design, laminate flooring, wall, wood, wood flooring, gray, black
Timber plays of nicely against this black floor

What were the key challenges?

Working with concrete. There was a level of experimentation with black concrete/different mixes and various finishes. Concrete can be a fickle material and you can never fully control the final product. It will also change over time.

What were the solutions?

Finding a good builder that was happy to experiment with the concrete.. We incorporated natural materials like recycled Australian hardwoods to help hero and accentuate the concrete's natural beauty. We incorporated a concrete 'spine' from front to back that offers glimpses of the courtyard and a line of sight to the golf course.

Dec 19, 2017
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