With southeast views towards Freshwater Beach in Northern Sydney, this home was designed to draw in sea breezes, delivering cross-flow ventilation opportunities and purging the building of heat at night. The upper windows were positioned to provide privacy to the bedrooms, with the master bedroom featuring a fully operational aluminum louvre system.
This tight block presented several challenges, all of which were overcome with careful and methodical planning. The block rises towards the northeast and is just 450sqm, with arduous planning controls. The neighbouring property’s existing beach sightlines also needed to be maintained as part of the planning controls.
Several unique features of this build include copper framed windows to the upper bedrooms designed to patina over time and provide a strong contrast to the greyed-off timber cladding used elsewhere on the home’s exterior. Elsewhere, a double car garage was built onsite in reclaimed pressed red bricks to provide a sense of solidity as a counterpoint to the lightweight cladding.
These include the location, block conditions, access and local council restrictions. Our team are happy to discuss how we can work with you to create an architecturally designed home.
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