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Merging sophisticated modernist-era architectural
influences with a refined, coastal palette, this
newly completed residence in City Beach is the
culmination of a collaborative design approach
between the client and Hillam Architects.
Sympathetically low-rise in scale and evocative
of the beachcomber-style home synonymous with
City Beach, the design is orientated to capture
framed valley views towards the Indian Ocean.
Located a half level above entry, a discrete
master suite is complemented by an intimately
scaled living space, which acts as a fitting
backdrop for the client’s impressive collection
of mid-century furniture, vintage textiles and
Contrasting with the stark material palette
employed outside, integrated cabinetry and
repurposed blackbutt timber flooring provide
warmth and complexity in this family home.
Taking into account the prevailing winds
and the substantial slope towards the rear
boundary, a cabana and landscaped pool
deck have been positioned on the northern
side of the house. These activate the entrance
approach while providing sheltered outdoor
By night, the facade is transformed by
integrated pool lighting, which creates a dappled
impression across the glazed street front.
These coastal creations are sympathetic to their locations while still
pushing the boundaries of sophisticated architecture.
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