To minimize the impact of the building to the site — it’s a hybrid structure made entirely of wood with some steel and very little concrete — the architects also ensured that the house is completely off the grid. Which is why independent sources of heat and electricity were added.
The top floor of the house features the bedrooms and the bathrooms and while the views from the top level are limited the extensive use of wood gives the interior a warm cozy atmosphere. Elegant and functional this Sydney home puts practicality ahead of aesthetics.
The ‘view’ is the most important aspect of the house and shaped its contours as architects from Gavin Maddock Design Studio ensured that every room of the home enjoys unabated access to the sight of the sand and the surf that is just a stone’s throw away.
Crafted to exude a sense of grandeur by DBALP the fascinating private residence is spread across three different levels and welcomes you with a lovely walkway a fish pond and a fabulous water feature with a fountain. Combining several different textures the house transitions between open and closed spaces as each one flows into the next in an effortless manner.
Spread across and two different levels the grand residence comprises of three bedrooms and four bathrooms along with the living area and the balcony. The lower level houses the living space dining area and contemporary kitchen along with one of the bedrooms while the exclusive and luxurious master suite with spa-like affluence sits on the top level.
The garden that surrounds the house welcomes you at the entrance and also acts as a natural screen and a visual barrier. The lower level of the house features an open-plan living area with the kitchen and the dining space leading into the lovely backyard.
Building a house in the suburbs of a busy city like comes with a variety of challenges and the task becomes even trickier when one has to work with limited space. The fascinating by Andrew Burges Architects is nestled on a thin long plot that is flanked by several other houses and a busy street.