The MacMasters Beach House project is located on a sloping coastal site. It required an inventive solution to allow connection to the view as well as the private rear garden.
The house is comprised of three primary building components. A solid masonry bedroom element, a light filled timber framed living pavilion and a central double height zone housing entry and stair.
The open living pavilion connects to timber framed decks at each end. A south facing deck grounds the building to the garden and the upper level of the site. To the north a cantilevered deck projects out towards the view and the expanse of coastline beyond. The northern deck also acts as a wind scoop to catch the prevailing north easterly breeze.
The relationship between house and garden and house and view is integral to the success of the design.
People’s Choice Award, Domain Sydney Morning Herald and Royal Australian Institute of Architects 1998