This beautiful coastal home situated on the 1770 headland was designed by Fouche Architects and built by Mike Murry Homes.

The main initial driver for the project was to connect the living spaces to the ground – a complex feat given the sloping site, awkward site shape and large setback requirements on three street frontages. It was decided that the living spaces would be positioned to the rear of the site, with a deck and outdoor entertaining positioned behind the living spaces. This move allows for a better connection to the garden, space for the kids to play and a place to make a fire. The living room was designed with large openings on both sides to allow for views from the outdoor entertaining space through to the ocean with the use of stacking door system. This move also embeds the outdoor entertaining and living spaces into the hill and provides shelter from the prevailing and often overbearing south-easterly wind.

The bedroom wing extends down the slope which hosts a second sitting area, a study nook, laundry and the 4 bedrooms which all boost sensational ocean views. The skinny bedroom wing plan also allows the plan to breathe. Excellent cross-ventilation is experienced when the windows are slightly cracked on either side. The flooring utilised in the lower level is Havwoods Oad Allevard Classic to blend in with the coastal feel.

Mike Murry Homes provided invaluable input through the design process on this heavily budget constrained project. Mike and his team’s attention to detail, ability to collaborate and problem solve with us during construction made the project, in our opinion, highly successful. Given the low budget and simple documentation package, the architects expectations were beyond exceeded.