This ultimate, luxury beachside home is set high on top of the headlands in North Curl Curl, with sweeping views of the South Pacific Ocean. Designed and built to provide a modern growing family a place of sanctuary and respite, the home is crafted from luxury timbers, natural stone and extensive walls of retractable glass.
Externally, a bold, monochromatic palette was thoughtfully selected to create street presence to a narrow 11 metre block. Layers of dark walls, charred timber cladding and concrete have been intentionally grouped together to create a moody, unambiguous façade. To assist in softening the external finishes, organic textures such as quartz crazy paved surfaces have been included, as well as a custom made, oversized pivot oak door. The end result, a deliberate, powerful and unapologetic minimalist façade.
Internally, the layout has been carefully planned with a true modernist approach, and a deep understanding of the families varying living requirements. With the importance of passive design paramount, double glazed commercial windows, skylights, and dramatically oversized cantilevered balconies are used to effortlessly connect occupants with each other, make use of natural pathways for airflow and control temperature through design. The addition of a 10KW photovoltaic system & Tesla battery means the family maintain energy efficiency all year round with an 85% self-sufficient approach to power consumption.
Breaking down the home’s large footprint, interior spaces were formed as ‘pockets’ over six internal levels, creating a sense of intimacy and warmth, but also allowing for separation in a growing families context. Appreciating the beauty and impact of natural light, the main bedroom was positioned on the upper most level, with light drawn through the oversized windows and internal courtyard below. The master ensuite is open, with no internal doors, which cleverly invites further natural light into the space, once again connecting to the intent of achieving a modernist home, and completely rejecting traditional orientation of rooms.