5 Beech Lane

5 Beech Lane is divided into four distinct zones; guest bedroom wing and guest entertainment occupying the ground floor and private bedrooms & private living spaces on the upper level.

The hub of the home is the breezeway - open to the north but protected from the elements by a shielded glazed roof and a combination of timber battens and fixed glass louvers. It simultaneously links and separates the four zones acting both as central circulation zone and 'airlock'. While state-of the-art technology has been utilised extensively the design is driven by strict ESD principles. All rooms are orientated to the north and protected on the north, east & west by a combination of generous eaves and automatic external roll-down blinds. External and internal louvres allow for thorough cross ventilation throughout all rooms. The fabric of the 'floating box' takes on the insulation properties of a polystyrene foam esky utilising 'greenboard' walls and 'Ritek' roof. The base of the house provides terrific thermal mass with the core filled block-work and a polished concrete slab. The home however is more than just a bold contemporary architectural statement - it is about a quality of space that accommodates the casual beachside laissez-faire lifestyle. The line between indoors & outdoors is subtly blurred as doors disappear behind walls and decks are brought inside.

Location
Casuarina, NSW

Completed
2006, 2017 (alterations and additions)

Builder
Seabreeze Homes

Photographer
© Simon Grimmett Photography
© Brent Middleton Photography
© Brian Usher Photography
© Andy Macpherson Photography

Location
Casuarina, NSW

Completed
2006, 2017 (alterations and additions)

Builder
Seabreeze Homes

Photographer
© Simon Grimmett Photography
© Brent Middleton Photography
© Brian Usher Photography
© Andy Macpherson

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