This House is located on the South coast of new South Wales and is only one of the modern beach houses here overlooking the beautiful Gerringong from greenfield. From its beautiful location, the House enjoys a 270-degree views to the sea and a green surrounding area. Cedar wood for exterior and grey oak are the materials with which embeds the House into the landscape.
The architects decided to take advantage of the beautiful sea views, the sunny, as well as the protected page in the North. On this page, they have planned the living and sleeping area. Baths, laundry room and garage are South-facing. Surprisingly, this logical floor plan was first rejected in the Council, but was carried out later with slight changes. The second kitchen, living room and master bedroom were then planned on the upper floor, where the view is best. The eat-in kitchen, dining and sitting area and the other bedrooms open to the North and to the mountains in the West. All rooms have access to generous open spaces, which are on different sides of the House and are protected from the ever-changing and high winds.
As in most projects by Smart Design Studio was the dependency of doors minimized, so that a seamless connection between the spaces will be created. The architecture of the House is very simple and in the facade turns opaque and empty spaces. The large canopy ensures good shaded terraces below and large balconies on the upper floor. The pivoting blades made of cedar wood in the ground floor protect the privacy of the residents, while the large glass walls above fully enjoy the beautiful view. The opaque Cedar railings there as privacy. With time, cedar wood under the influences of the Sun and wind on the coast will naturally weather and turn greyish like a piece of driftwood.
The wood is a classic building material for beach houses and is also part of the interior wall panelling and surfaces in limed oak. They are complemented by black stairs, large-size grey porcelain stoneware tiles and white walls.