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Walton Architects architect profile
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panoramic ocean views, as does a first floor deck,
which shelters the home's entry.
e foyer, dining room and sitting area
bridge link through to the 15m lap pool, which
wraps into the house and ties the third pavilion
with the main house. e pool house doubles as
self-contained guest accommodation, featuring
an entertaining and barbecue area as well as a
relaxation room, spa, sauna and deck area.
Daniel worked closely with the clients to
incorporate passive solar design and ventilation
principles into the home with grey-water systems
and below-ground water-storage tanks plumbed
into the WCs, pool and reticulation systems.
Photovoltaic panels are fitted to the pool house
and an energy-efficient heat pump and thermal
blanket ensure that the owners can use the pool
all year round.
While the home features simple, elegant,
low-maintenance finishes, it operates on a
state-of-the-art home automation system,
controlling lights, audiovisual, air conditioning,
security, pool and reticulation. is harmonious
balance between the simple and the high-tech
makes for a casual, contemporary beach house
that guests never want to leave.
Walton Architects was asked to design an
elegant home with a relaxed, beachside vibe on
a 1000sqm block in Mullaloo. e home needed
to have plenty of natural light and water views,
while incorporating environmental design factors.
e owners requested four bedrooms and three
bathrooms, with ocean views from the first floor
rooms. ey wanted open-plan living spaces, a
home office and a lap pool with a separate pool
house for entertaining guests.
Constructed by Peter Stewart Homes, the
residence sits just 200m from the beach and runs
from north to south, with a southern street front.
Daniel Walton of Walton Architects addressed
the clients' brief by dividing the home into three
pavilions -- two for the main house and one for
the pool house.
e main pavilion houses the kitchen, living
area and garage on the ground floor, with large
raked ceilings over the lounge and master
bedroom suite above.
e second pavilion consists of three bedrooms
and a laundry area with entry foyer and dining
room on the ground floor, plus the sitting area
bridging the two voids on the first floor. An office
sits over the void area on the second floor and has
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Visible through expansive walls
of glass, the lap pool is integral to
every one of the home's living areas.
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