‘elizabeth beach house’ by bourne blue architecture
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
view from the southeast
spotted gum cladding and sunshades
northern elevation at night
level 1 floor plan and section
level 2 and 3 floor plan
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