Our clients desired to built a contemporary holiday home for their young family. The aesthetic was to suit the coastal location, reflect the relaxed nature of holiday time and provide spaces that the clients could happily live and entertain in. The spaces should be clean, open, light and flexible. The deep nature strip, densely populated with Moonah ti-trees, provided opportunities not often afforded due to privacy concerned. We position the building towards the rear of the site, creating a private front yard with north and westerly aspects while borrowing the amenity of the densely wooded nature strip. This afforded us the light and the privacy required. To further ensure the dwellings privacy, the house was set close to the natural gradient of the site and was stepped over three levels, cascading with the fall of the land. The changes in floor level provided interest within the spaces and harmony with the land. The increasing ceiling heights as the floor level changed, also added a sense of luxury to the parents end of the house, which had the lowest floor level and the highest ceilings. The spaces were designed to be clean, functional and uncomplicated. Large retractable glass sliders allowed the internal living spaces to merge with the external living areas. Neutral tones with contemporary art highlights made for a calm and joyful interior.
Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria
New South Wales