A HOME & HUB FOR CREATIVITY
This property is discreetly positioned in the northern beaches with ocean views towards palm beach and to Narabeen. As part of our design process for this residence, we completed a feasibility study to determine if an alteration & additions or if a new dwelling was the appropriate form of development.
After considering all the difficult site access, cost, steep topography, construction and sketch ideas on possible design outcome. We felt a design solution that could address our clients brief yet retain the lower portions of the dwelling would be a good design outcome from both a cost and be a sustainable approach to the development of the site.
With this in mind, the design is a series of two linear elements extending the length of the site. The residence has been re-configured with an ‘upside down’ configuration with bedrooms on the lower level and living on the top to have a better appreciation of the view and improving the privacy between themselves and neighbours.
The design is based on a simple structural grid form to allow the glass facade system to be non-load bearing and the structural beams to carry the cantilevered elements.
The cantilevering elements allow the spaces to embrace the surrounding views.
The residence has a series of outdoor connections on all levels and including a large alfresco area around the pool to entertain friends & family.
Dee Why Residence by Architect – studioJLA