The Tree House follows the canopy of the surrounding trees, spanning over four split levels and facing towards Middleton Beach. The house utilize the views of the ocean with large windows and sliding doors bringing the natural landscape into the home, fibre cement sheeting as the flooring throughout and neutral colours creates an internal beach house aesthetic. Over the four levels the house steps down the contours of the steep site, with the use of black weather board cladding and timber features the home blends into the side of the hill.
HOUSE ON THE HILL
Inspired by the classic beach houses of Australia and America, this new residence maximises its northern exposure on its hillside location overlooking Middleton Beach. The house utilizes natural materials sourced from the site, including the impressive stone boulders to create a series of landscaped terraces as a foreground to the site. The design is cleverly split into two living spaces joined by a central outdoor deck space with feature stone fire place.
The Rowney Road residence has been designed as a modern passive solar energy efficient house incorporating a wide range of sustainable design principles and technologies. The building is orientated to the north east with high tech double glazed windows positioned to maximise the benefit of the winter sun. Thermal mass is contained within the highly insulated building envelope to warm the house in winter and cool it in summer. The project includes a photovoltaic panel system and rainwater harvesting.
RACECOURSE RORANGE RESIDENCE
A contemporary family home that is designed to respond to its surroundings. Featuring dark stained hardwood timber cladding with striking red / orange (rorange) facets, this home achieves a 7.5star energy rating and demonstrates the harmony between sustainability and a family home. Two wings connected by a glazed walkway frame the building within the landscape, whilst the functional layout also achieves an energy efficient outcome.
The site is located down a narrow street, surrounded by cottages and leafy backyards. The garden of the existing stone residence consisted of mature trees and a shed to one side which was demolished and the studio/pavilion was erected in its place. This location allows the clients to have a north facing outdoor and entertaining space while enjoying their newly landscaped garden.
The pavilion includes an open studio space which connects back to the existing residence via a verandah, an office, storage room and rear shed. The interior of the pavilion features walls lined with plywood, bespoke cabinetry, high ceilings and polished concrete floor.
A small beautiful space creating a large positive impact on the residents of the home.
LOWER KING RESIDENCE
This black clad home conveys a modern and minimalist aesthetic featuring concrete floors and feature timber-look cabinetry. A splash of lime green lines the soffit, and a mixture of weatherboard and Colorbond cladding envelope the building.
GREY STREET EAST
A contemporary rear addition to a hill side weatherboard cottage overlooking the harbour. The renovation comprised of an open and light-filled Living and Dining room, with plywood wall paneling and timber floorboards to create a warm and flexible space.
MOUNT CLARENCE HOUSE
Nestled into the side of a steep hill, this home is oriented to capture the commanding views of the harbour. The elevated deck space features a frameless glass balustrade, alongside contemporary cladding materials and colours. The house works with the constraints of the existing site contours, and skylights assist in gaining additional natural light.
A new residence nestled between the idyllic Emu Point peninsula, this home takes advantage of the natural levels and features of its unique coastal site. The house opens out into a number of courtyards to maximise the use of outdoor space throughout the year, and has an emphasis on the client's collection of artwork, sculptures and recycled timbers from the family farm.
This project involved the conversion of a 1890’s traditional cottage into a contemporary residence. The house was re-oriented to provide an open plan north facing living area with outdoor courtyard space. Environmentally sustainable technologies added to the house included a photovoltaic panel system, rainwater harvesting and the addition of solar hot water. The existing house was re-glazed and fully insulated to reduce energy usage.
A contemporary passive solar house complete with ‘sun trap’ to capture and retain winter sun. Reverse brick veneer construction maximises thermal mass in the building to retain heat in the cooler months. Sustainable design principles included a rainwater harvesting system, photovoltaic panels and grey water recycling. The orientation of the house was paramount to the success of these environmental technologies.
Saltair Luxury Accommodation is a quality tourist destination that nestles into the side of Mount Clarence. The north east facing aspect of the house optimises the magnificent views to Middleton Beach, Lake Seppings and Oyster Harbour.
This Mira Mar house is orientated to capitalise on spectacular views across King George Sound. It optimises passive solar design while maintaining sheltered north facing outdoor living areas.
A new residence designed to sympathetically fit within an established urban area whilst maximising the opportunity of extensive views. The design and planning provide a direct response to the local environmental conditions, with both north and west facing outdoor areas.
An existing residence redesigned to meet the chnaging needs of a teenage family. The original structure was modified with minor extensions to create an open, flexible and contemporary design solution.