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bourne blue architecture: elizabeth beach house
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may 08, 2013
bourne blue architecture: elizabeth beach house


‘elizabeth beach house’ by bourne blue architecture
western elevation

 

 

situated within a small village on the mid north coast of australia, the elizabeth beach house by australian bourne blue architecture blends into
the slew of holiday houses and permanent residences. the climate is temperate and the surroundings largely unspoiled. the site is located opposite
to a remnant littoral rainforest, midway between the estuary of wallis lake and the pacific ocean. the principal opportunity that the site – located
opposite to some remnant littoral rainforest – will meet he client’s requirements to crop out the less desirable views, with provision to accommodate
an extended family.

 

a grounded, timber element extends along the western side of the block, a screen for the rest of the grounds. additional open spaces such as living
areas and decks sit east of the timber element with total privacy, directly outlooking towards the forest achieving ample solar access. the social
program open to a sunny grassed area, a roofed deck and deck, so that through the seasons, different zones can be used depending on the weather.
the children’s rooms open into a playroom, creating and defining their own private area of the house. the upper level is the parent’s own zone,
where considered openings frame views of the forest and garden. the home is designed to be private and sheltered from the west and south,
yet open to the north and east.

 

 


western elevation by day

 

 


southern elevation

 

 


view from the southeast

 

 


northern elevation

 

 


spotted gum cladding and sunshades

 

 


hallway

 

 


kitchen

 

 


bathroom

 

 


northern elevation at night

 

 


level 1 floor plan and section

 

 


level 2 and 3 floor plan

 

 

project information:

 

architect:  bourne blue architecture pty ltd
project architects: claire lavis, shane blue
builder: stuart and jamie rodger
engineer: brett bargallie
year completed: 2013
floor area: 264m2

 

 

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