Shortlised for the 2019 Houses Awards
Located under the escarpment, but close to the sea, this new home now accommodates a family in the main house and visitors, family and guests in a granny flat on the street corner.
This project is in a residential area undergoing gentle transformation, where miners cottages mix with more recent homes. It was built on a vacant corner block with south facing slope, and with views and sun at odds to one another.
As a response a simple building volume runs north south creating a larger area for outdoor living to the east. To collect the sun, the western elevation is composed of strong blades, opening to the north and protecting from the afternoon heat from the west. The east elevation continues the guiding of views, and filtering of light through a covered, planted verandah.
The eastern openings and western blades with their north facing glazing track the path of the sun throughout the day, marking time.
Builder _ Owner Builder & Andy Staig Constructions
Engineering _ Northrop Engineers
Joinery _ Paiano Custom Kitchens & Forrest Furniture
Windows & Doors _ AHJ Architectural Hardwood Joinery
Photography _ Shantanu Starick