Sunnymeade Beach House

Anglesea   2001

Inspired by the beautiful sheer Anglesea cliffs and the palette of the surrounding bushland, this eco beach house complements the surrounding landscape. Designed for a growing family and home business a central courtyard allows light to penetrate into both levels.  The living room and kitchen face north and visitors can be greeted from above by a wave from the window. The spectacular view of the ocean is captured in panoramic ribbon windows to the south and a sunken reading nook is the perfect place to relax after a day at the beach.

Careful master planning ensured that the existing Stringybark and Melaleuca trees were retained and the client has been instrumental in creating a stunning native woodland garden.  A blade wall intersects the site leading the eye to the entry and conceals the garage. It deconstructs at moments to become vertical posts for climbing vines and teasing views through to the garden.

Merchant grade cedar evokes the lovely knots of driftwood and the texture of the surrounding trees and is a cost-effective cladding solution. Selective placement of horizontal shade structures supersede eaves and cast lovely shadows on the facade. A heat stack tower encourage heat purge in summer and conceals a miniature library hideaway and window seat with extraordinary views across the Surf coast.

Client: Simone & Peter Shaw – Ocean Road Landscaping