Design Team: Jann Hurley • Builder: M C Builders • Engineers: Blueprint Consulting Engineers
On a steep, bush clad site with views down the valley to the harbour beyond, this house is built over three levels, which is rooted in the land at a tranquil and sheltered spot.
The roof planes fold in and step up the slope in a delicate origami, designed to fit closely within the site planning height constraints. Black Cedar cladding allows the home to blend into the dark bush surrounding the site, white the white soffits create a bold point of contrast and reflect light into the interior.
A LouvreTec roof encloses the elevated main deck and allow the living areas to extend out toward the view, where large stacker sliders and a generous bifold window in the Kitchen, provide easy transition between the interior and the spectacular coastal views.
The Master Bedroom and Study on the upper level have even better views out to the Bay, via a third level viewing platform which spills out over the Kitchen below. Here, the Ensuite to the rear has a freestanding Bath with secluded views back up into the bush.
The feature stair - built by the homes talented owner - is comprised of timber treads which effortlessly cantilever from the wall to stainless steel rods, creating a visual centrepiece for the living spaces and help to reinforce the illusion of space looking through the stair structure on approach.