The kitchen, open in part to the living room and bedroom passage, anchors the layout at the main corner and communicates with all sides of the house. Next to this the main stair draws one up through a sun screened double volume entrance hall onto the main landing – where one is greeted by the living room, open on both sides to the pool court and the beach deck with its sweeping views from the Seal Point light house to Sharks point.
The hardwood decking, pergolas, balustrades and cladding, untreated and exposed, are all left to fade. Crisp white plastered forms are held between wood clad facades. The garages and landscaped terraces around the elevated pool are finished in a bagged red brick forming a rusticated plinth to address the street facade.
Water wise and energy efficient the house harvests rainwater, recycles grey water and runs on solar hot water. An inverter with back up power manages the electrical loading and is solar ready for the future addition of photovoltaic panels. Wood burning fireplaces on both levels warm the well insulated house from their central positions.
Photography:- Stuart Thompson, Simon Turner, 2011