Chic Beachside Living At Cottesloe House, Australia
Paul Burnham a Perth-based architect has completed the Cottesloe House project. The luxurious family home was completed in 2009 and is located in the beachside suburb of Cottelsoe, Western Australia.
According to the architects: “The site is a long narrow north facing property which rises sharply from street level. The raised site permitted the basement garage to be set at street level allowing for maximum elevation of both ground and first floor levels. The upper level has been lifted to the maximum height permitted to take the best advantage of the unobstructed panoramic view potential.
“Entry is made from a long narrow stepped path which rises alongside the front raised pool clad in Coreten steel. The contemporary Australian property is separated into two distinct zones. The ground floor comprises entry, children’s bedrooms and children’s living areas, complete with separate kitchen facilities. The first floor contains the master bedroom, study, kitchen and main living area. The two separate living areas are each north facing rooms benefiting from their own distinct and private north facing outdoor living areas.
“The ground floor internal and external living areas are enclosed by the long lap pool and spa. The topography of the site allowed the pool to be located 1.5m from the front boundary and elevated some 3m above street level. This enabled the pool to be completely private and unseen from the street while remaining exposed to year round northern sun.
The design objective of the luxury Australian home was to offset the narrow north facing frontage with numerous north penetrating windows to bring natural light, ventilation and winter sun throughout the length of the upper level of the residence. The solution was to articulate the building volume into five equal bays each distinguished with it’s own north facing saw tooth roof window providing penetrating winter sun throughout the upper level.
The contemporary Australian house occupies an outstanding and prominent site but retains a sense of privacy and simplicity of form.”
Images courtesy of John Chisholm.