Inspired by the humble beach shack, this modern home makes various contextual references to its beachside location and uses a contemporary representation of the materials, textures and architectural features of a traditional beach shack. Home of architect Gavin Hestelow, the design consists of two individual buildings representing private and public realms linked by a 15 meter gallery and a central courtyard.
The living area is a grand volume with expansive glazing onlooking the suburbs famous Norfolk Pines. It has a high angular floating roof form with timber lined ceilings complimented by the use of bronze glazing which reduces glare and produces a soft internal light tone. The sleeping house is a wrapped in a bronze external screen which conceals a number of the windows.
Saturday 12th November – 10am-5pm
17a Chamberlain Street, Cottesloe
Guided (no booking required)