I was fortunate to have spent some time at this wonderful solid off-form concrete minimalist home in Palm Beach on Queensland's Gold Coast.
Architect : Shane Denman Architect
Photography : Scott Burrows Photographer
With a beach front location daily walks along the sand are an everyday part of life.
Dusk and the solid mass of concrete seems to effortlessly float.
A narrow easement made things challenging when deciding how to arrange the house on this narrow block and provide adequate vehicular turn around areas for the family's four cars.
The house demonstrates a degree of transparency from front to back. One of the main elements was to ensure that the entry sequence allowed you to immediately enjoy the beach and ocean.
North facing plunge pool provides a refreshing rinse after a session in the surf or one days when the beach is just too busy
Large glass sliding panels provide for unobstructed views whilst allowing control over interior air circulation
Recessed light wells provide for natural lighting within the solid nature of this concrete house
Its a hard decision to make in the lounge. Watch television or watch this view...
Large internal spans create a sense of additional space and connectivity. Additional storage areas, butler's kitchen and amenities all reside behind the far walls as well as a direct link to the garage.
Structural supports provide for a physical separation of space whilst maintaining a degree of openness.
Beautiful kitchen pendant lighting and concrete joinery add to the robust nature of this residence
Simple materials and finishes as well as loads of natural light provide for a special ensuite
Typical bedroom detailing allowing for maximum use of floor space in the room and minimising visual clutter when the teenagers are home.
The houses orientation provides for both light and airflow throughout. Couple this with the mass of the building the internal environment is truly wonderful.
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