St Andrews Beach House


AUD $1 million

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SJB Architects

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Situated on an unusual and dramatic site, this project involved the design of a simple beach retreat for a growing young family. South facing and surrounded with native tea-trees, the site has an abrupt 12 metre fall to the south. The central idea of the design was to maintain both the dramatic topography and native vegetation of the landscape. A clear architectural form is created through a series of glass, copper and timber clad suspended boxes, which gradually step down and hug the steep site.