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While pristine natural bushland sprawls to the
north of this Mandurah property, the west is blessed
with access to and generous, uninterrupted
views of the sparkling Indian Ocean.
As with all beachfront properties, capitalising
on those sea views was paramount. The owners
wanted a contemporary-styled residence that
captured the vista and provided a seamless
connection to the ocean.
Banham Architects designed the abode,
Max Klause used his 30 years of experience to
construct it and Design Living Studio added the
all-important finishing touches to the interior.
The home has clean, sharp lines and a
minimalist structure. Modernistic frameless
windows and a slimline, suspended, concrete-
slab roof structure blend harmoniously with
ageless drystone walls. Together, these elements
create an earthy, organic feel that fits beautifully
with the surrounding vegetation.
An elevated ground-floor level, feature screen
walls and selective planting ensure that there is
privacy for the home, without detracting from the
views. They also allow for a secluded, resort-style
outdoor living area.
The main living areas on the elevated ground
floor include an open-plan kitchen and living
space that leads to an alfresco area and lap pool.
Ocean views can be eyed from the upstairs
retreat, which has an Eco fire, drystone walls and
warm timber floors. The luxurious main bedroom,
with its open-plan ensuite and freestanding bath,
also has a panoramic vista.
While the home fits beautifully with its
beachside surroundings, it doesn’t lack any
of the modcons. Features include an advanced
C-Bus lighting and automation system, with
concealed bulkhead up-lighting and recessed
automated blinds throughout. The home also
has an integrated audiovisual system and keyless
entry via swipe cards.
The main living areas are situated on the
ground floor, which is elevated for privacy.
MODERNISTIC FRAMELESS WINDOWS AND A SLIMLINE, SUSPENDED,
CONCRETE-SLAB ROOF STRUCTURE BLEND HARMONIOUSLY WITH AGELESS
DRYSTONE WALLS. TOGETHER, THESE ELEMENTS CREATE AN EARTHY, ORGANIC
FEEL THAT FITS BEAUTIFULLY WITH THE SURROUNDING VEGETATION.
Max Klause Designer/ Builder builder profile
Max Klause Designer/ Builder
Phone: (08) 9534 2822
Mobile: 0419 912 088
Design Living Studio (cabinetry and custom
furniture designer for pictured home)
Phone: (08) 9581 4668
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