A pre fab modular house that captures ocean views to world class surf for two families.
This house was developed for two separate families who shared a single residential zoned coastal block in Prevelly, Margaret River region, Western Australia.
The residential property overlooks the Indian Ocean and enjoys expansive views of the world class Margaret River surf. The client’s brief required the beach house to maximise the ocean views and establish two separate living areas for the purposes of generating income through short-term stay accommodation. The brief required pre fab and modular design techniques to be incorporated to overcome the costs of building at an isolated location and to adhere to the clients’ building budget.
The house is located on the elevated eastern portion of the site and strategically planned around a centrally located and bi-parting stair. A double glazed and sound insulated timber pivot door separates the two adjacent first floor living areas. Each first floor living area is serviced by a kitchen and scullery. There are two car bays on the lower ground floor servicing each self contained first floor living area (four in total). Bedrooms and wet areas are laid out on the ground floor either side of the stair to discretely service the three bedrooms to each contained living space. Although the composition of the spaces of this beachside residence pushed the planning boundaries for Shire of Augusta-Margaret River town planning staff – a development approval was secured without requiring a planning appeal.
The north facing living areas open onto ground and first floor timber decked balconies which comprise of 300mm thick rammed limestone screen wall, maceous iron oxide finished exposed structural steel, jarrah batten privacy screen to prevent over looking, a stainless steel wire balustrade and stainless steel downpipes. The material finishes for wall cladding include Colorbond custom orb and clear stain finish Carter Holt Harvey plywood. Both western and northern orientated balconies of this beach house capture ocean views to the world class Margaret River surf over the native coastal dunes.
Client : Private