Seaforth House 4
The long, thin proportions of this site in addition to the location of the 2 storey building to the north informed the planning and form of this new family home. The upper level has been conceived as a thin box positioned along the southern boundary, which provides the opportunity to create outdoor living space to the north in the form of a ground level courtyard and draw light deep into living areas. A glass bridge link and large void over the kitchen island again help to draw light in, while providing a sense of volume, space and connection to the outdoors adjacent to the courtyard. The bridge also provides a feeling of separation between the master bedroom and the rest of the house. Timber cladding has been chosen to draw reference to the impressive eucalypt in the front yard as well as nearby bushland on the harbour foreshore. External louvres throughout the house help modulate light and airflow, while working well with other dark coloured elements.