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his stunning home in exclusive Eagle Bay
has been designed with a natural palette
of materials with careful consideration of
the site contours, which allow it to sit comfortably
within the landscape.
Designed by Ross McAndrew Architect and
constructed by Kelly Building, the team had to
overcome some site challenges – the house was
built on a sloping site of around 4000sqm. The site
has been sensitively located within the native flora
of gums and grass trees.
The owners wanted a home that offered a
simple and modern living arrangement and
blended with the surrounding bush setting. Ross
McAndrew therefore designed it with a natural
palette of materials and oriented the building with
careful consideration of the site contours, allowing
it to mesh comfortably within the landscape.
Three parallel-rammed limestone walls
anchor the building to the site and form a private
courtyard at the entry of the house. Teak sliding
screens enclose this space, providing a secure area
for the family dog. A series of eco-ply structures
created within and around these walls form the
main habitable rooms. All habitable rooms benefit
from northerly views through the tree tops, with
glimpses of the ocean.
The earthy structure includes double-glazed
doors and windows for passive solar design
benefits, rammed limestone walls and teak
flooring and screens to reference the bush at
The result is a sensitive and standout example
of residential architecture in the region, which
considers the natural environment in its design.
Ross McAndrew Architect
The contemporary architectural style and flawless materials choices
of Ross McAndrew Architect shine in this stunning design
194 SCOOP Homes annual 2012/13
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