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North Beach | Bali by Design BUILDING DESIGNERS
Bali by Design
Suite 5c, 661 Newcastle Street, Leederville
Phone (08) 9228 1702
rom the gatehouses and walkway to the
pavilion-centred residence, it’s evident this
Bali-style home is a resort-inspired delight.
The North Beach site was 17.5m wide by 58m
deep, with a 6m rise from the front to the back and
a rear northern aspect. Designer Bruce Jackson of
Bali by Design, along with builder Greg Kelleher
Homes, took charge of the client’s brief for a
four-bedroom, two bathroom home, and a
separate guest/study pavilion with a Bali theme.
Given the narrowness of the site, the home
has been elongated towards the rear and requires
many steps to accommodate the steep rise. The
home takes full advantage of the site contour and
the northern/eastern aspect allows winter sunlight
through where possible.
Cross-ventilation was also an important
element to allow the home to breathe.
Glazed links have been designed between the
garage and main pavilion, and from the main
pavilion to the bedroom pavilion. Steps within
these links accommodate the rise in the site and
accentuate the pavilion-resort style. The rear two-
storey pavilion is separated behind a high courtyard
wall to create the atmosphere of a small Bali village.
The ensuite side window comprises one sheet of
glass, creating a seamless feeling from inside to out.
The vanity and suspended mirrors were located in
front of this window.
Raking ceilings to the lounge and dining, with
the rafters converging to a central blocking piece
that houses the fans, is also a traditional Bali style
look, along with raised roof profiles to all the
Many Bali-style finishes were chosen, including
coconut wood poles and sandstone bases. Imports
add to the authenticity, including the vanity cabinet
in the ensuite, the basins and the bath.
A shingled roof cabana with windows and doors,
plus volcanic stone bench top to the barbecue
cabinet also contribute to the Bali style, as do gates,
lattice screens, the front entry doors and products
supplied and manufactured by Exotic Imports.
Bristle roof tiles and end buttons to the edge tiles
were chosen to emulate Bali tile.
By utilising a blend of imported material and
Bali-style local offerings, Bali By Design has
created the desired Asian-inspired sanctuary.
The rear courtyard is capable of being viewed
from as many of the home’s rooms as possible.
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