This luxury beachfront home called for a high end level of prestige and privacy for a client whose wishlist was for a holiday retreat with the finest quality finishes and luxury detail, without losing the relaxed feel of outdoor beachside camping. The thickly wooded site is embraced with a series of framed views created by a wide central verandah flanked by two pavilions. A grand yet contemporary sweeping staircase descends from the interior verandah and invites guests to sit, lie or sprawl out to take in the view of wild dunes and the slice of blue above them. This home is a mix of outstanding architectural appeal, a celebration of the natural landscape, and a relaxed interpretation of the fun of beachside living.
Building this home was an exciting but achievable challenge with its split, separate roofs that cross fall in two directions with numerous cantilevered elements. This home’s thoroughly resolved features resulted in success at the industry awards in 2011 – taking out the Queensland HIA Award for Best Custom Built House and the Master Builders award for Best Use of Timber for that year.