Kiama #2

Kiama NSW
Site:Set on a hilltop in Kiama, a dual street frontage corner residential block provides beautiful views out to the ocean. Its north facing rear yard and elevated position are an ideal setting for this new 2 storey duplex. Brief:When Phil climbed up a ladder after purchasing this property, he discovered sweeping views out to sea. Our brief was to design a new development with a 'relaxed, beachy, Hamptons-style' aesthetic, to complement this lovely part of the NSW south coast. Each unit was to provide casual living areas at both ground and upper floor levels, to make the most of the gardens, views and ocean breezes. Design Features:This design aims to create a low-key, contemporary beach cottage look. Polished concrete will provide hard-wearing sand tolerant floors, providing thermal mass in a lightweight structure. Highly insulated weatherboard cladding, steel roofs, timber detailing, deep verandahs and cascading decks will allow the building to sit well in lushly planted courtyard gardens. The design incorporates 2 units, each with living/dining/kitchen/laundry/WC and study areas located at ground level, opening out onto north facing decks and various courtyards. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are located upstairs, opening onto an under-cover outdoor living area which takes in the ocean views and sea breezes. Stair wells in each unit allow abundant natural light into the whole building, as well as drawing cooling breezes using the 'stack' effect to provide cross ventilation on even the hottest days. Construction:This project is currently under construction in the beachside town of Kiama on the NSW south coast. Result: