Beach House Designed to Withstand Harsh Weather
HORROCKS BEACH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
Bradley Smith Builders has built a home to withstand the harsh environment of the West Coast of Australia, being within close proximity to the Indian Ocean. A complete timber frame and sub-floor, with a mix of contrasting and traditional products used, allows the house to stand out, whilst still blending in.
Thermory Cladding was selected due to its ability to withstand the sun and salt, with powder coated white aluminium frames and Weathertex weatherboard, to contrast. A paved driveway leading to the garage at the rear of the house, allows for the home to take in the full panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, at Horrocks Beach. Offering a dining area at the front with large windows opening to the natural light and gathering warmth all year round.
The client wanted to feel as though he could step out into his house and feel as though he hasn’t left the beach. The raked ceilings in the main hub of the home creates height and extra light, with this space connecting to the outdoor living on both the Western and Northern extended alfresco. Breezway Powerlouvre Windows were utilised in the main living areas clerestory windows to improve air circulation. An automated feature of these louvres allow the windows to open up once the room hits a certain temperature / time of day and also close in the same fashion.
The central kitchen, with Caeserstone bench tops, provides for an elegant seamless serviceability to the rest of the home. The space is complete with a lounge room appointed to the rear of the home, with a cleverly executed hidden track system, providing an ‘in cupboard’ home office.
This project won the 2020 Master Builders Award for Best Contract Home $450,000 – $500,000.