The south easterly aspect of the boat access waterfront property required a home to capitalise on precious sunlight and capture the spectacular views offered from the site. The design needed to be in harmony with its surroundings, provide additional accommodation for guests, and provide a sustainable structure to ensure it’s longevity.
Local architect Steve Crosby, designed the contemporary style steel frame structure with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind. Recycled hardwoods including Jarrah cladding and Blackbutt floors were used while extensive use of energy efficient glass capture views while providing minimal adjustments to climate control. With views uninterrupted by the cantilevered frameless glass corner, it allows outdoor entertaining to be incorporated into the open plan living space indoors.
The skillion style roof utilises the Ritek fully integrated roof system which combines aesthetic, innovative design, with high strength, durability and excellent thermal insulation. A reduction in time and project costs were achieved by eliminating the need to fit eave linings, battens and insulation lining. The cantilever capabilities also reduced the need for expensive support structures such as roof trusses and support beams. The roof allows for excellent rainwater harnessing, eliminating the need for mains water usage. Waste water is managed by the Econocycle waste water system.
The fully self contained guest pavilion provides visiting family and friends a tranquil retreat to enjoy.
Ultimately, the design demanded a high level of finish utilising sustainable and energy efficient materials to create a contemporary style and effortlessly comfortable home for the owners.