stacked dual occupancy
ARCHITECTURE: VIC LAKE, NICOLAS PAPAS
PROJECT MANAGER: JEFF DOOLEY
This iconic site has breath-taking views over Bate Bay extending from Boat Harbour to the north and Jibbon Head to the south whilst also taking in the mouth to the Port Hacking River.
Our client, an experienced developer and builder, required a family home and as the zoning permitted a second dwelling was to be incorporated into the design
Our response was to concentrate the family home on the first floor to capitalize on the exceptional views and to maximise privacy from the well used foreshore walk. The stacked dual occupancy gave both dwellings full access to the exceptional view and the ability to gain light and ventilation from all four facades.
Aligning the main façade with the oblique oceanfront boundary, maximised the window aperture and balcony length. The “stretched” first floor balcony accommodated an alfresco dining area to the north and a small plunge pool to the south both positioned to focus on the uninterrupted panoramic ocean views.
Both dwellings sit above a large basement with lift and stair access to all levels.
The retrained and durable external finishes comprising of black glazed brickwork, off-form concrete and zinc cladding provide a refined architectural appeal.
Our fresh approach and restrained material selection created an enviable pair of oceanfront dwellings and provided a new level of architectural expression, which is so appropriate and timely along this spectacular part of the Australian coastline habitat.