Builder Jakin Construction Group
Photographer Jason Waddell
Southerly views to Lion Island, Barrenjoey Headland and Box Head are the available attributes of this flat, beachfront site. In contrast, neighbours to the north, east and west encourage inwardly oriented views. Protection is required from the extremes of the south, while northern winter sun is needed inside the main living spaces. Split into three pavilions and separated by two courtyards, the house has been designed to meet these site generated requirements. It looks south from all areas through aligned openings, while also opening into protected, private and sunny outdoor spaces. Structural materials (including rammed earth, concrete and fibre cement sheet) are exposed to create a beach house with an uncomplicated feel where the owners can come together with family to unwind.