The design is responsive to the site and the location, with existing mature trees not only being retained on site but incorporated into the design.
Focus was given to passive solar design, including correct orientation, solar control, and capturing cooling breezes from the nearby coastline.
Inspiration for the external design was taken from the eclectic nature of the surrounding streetscape, which really had no rhyme or rhythm at all.
We embraced a lighter, more coastal, palette and have utilised thoughtful and sensible materials, however in a modern, sharp and dramatic way, which was aligned with the owners' aesthetic preferences.
Beyond this, the rest of the design was responsive to the owners' ever growing needs as a family.
This includes separate wings for adults and children, a highly functional layout and a central space for the family to gather which would support their day to day living.
The owners did not want to build an extensive home – they preferred an intimate space with a feeling of ‘living together’ rather than a feeling of cohabitation.