This small site dominated the hillside both from the street and the beach. Our challenge was to create a home that looked like it belonged without overpowering the streetscape.

This was achieved by stepping the home up the site and using earthy materials such as stone and exposed timbers to give it the beach side look.

The strength of Limestone is balanced by the softness of cedar and the curves of the glass. By finding a balance between council’s maximum floor space ratio and what the client wanted, we were able to create maximum living space on a difficult site.

  • 2005 Residential Building Designer of the Year
  • 2005 Custom Built Home of the Year