This coastal house was designed for a family with 3 growing boys. The clients requested as much separation between their spaces and the children’s as possible. The house was therefore conceived as a split building, with the adult wing and children’s wing connected by a covered external deck. This would also allow the parents to visit without children, without having to open up the entire house.
The building is located in a saddle with views to the ocean 500 meters away, to the south and east. To minimise cutting of the pristine native environment, the house follows the contours of the slope. The many level changes respond to this slope and help to define and enclose the flowing spaces into more intimate rooms.
The exterior of the house was conceived as a series of layers, with roofs wrapping into walls, to reduce the perceived scale of the building, in the sensitive environment. The upper levels enjoy dramatic views over the low coastal vegetation.
The interior colours and fabrics were selected by Interior Designer, Georgina Brothers to make the house feel modern, but also reminiscent of the classic 1960s beach house.
published: atlas for living, loft publications, barcelona
20 casas magazine, spain
the age melbourne magazine