The Eclipse House

Inserted into an established beachside vernacular that favoured an eclectic mix of shapes and materials, the Eclipse House developed a simple form of two timber boxes addressing the east and west facades and split in the middle to create an easily identifiable entry point on the south.

Jeff and Fleur Anning’s brief was not so much about a perceived building but more about facilitating a transition from a hectic Gold Coast lifestyle dominated by the pressures of work to a casual one that would put family first. They asked us to help ‘unpack and simplify their lives’. We felt that the building should reflect those sentiments and what developed was a simple open plan prioritising coherent living, sleeping and working spaces wrapped in a palette of robust organic materials of concrete, stone and wood chosen to withstand the rigours of the harsh beachside environment while weathering and ageing gracefully.

Location
Casuarina, NSW

Completed
2016

Builder
Seabreeze Homes

Photographer
©Andy Macpherson Photography

Location
Casuarina, NSW

Completed
2016

Builder
Seabreeze Homes

©Andy Macpherson Photography

Scott and his team have been amazing to work with! Scott personally took out initial ideas and brief and nutted out a design in front of us which was exactly what we were after. The holistic service we received has resulted in what we believe will be the house of our dreams. We've also had the pleasure of working closely with his staff member Nic who has an amazing eye for detail and who regularly sends us progress shots as he visits the site after work which we delight in seeing as we're not able to get to site very often. Scott and his team are very transparent when it comes to costings and will work to find a solution if you need to scale things back. A very friendly, passionate and talented team that know the area inside and out!

Fleur Anning

We would love to work together with you to realise your next creative project