Construction to start in May 2016.
This house sits on a ridge in a new subdivision over looking Port Stephens in the Hunter Region in NSW.
The insertion of the first floor courtyard opens the living to the northern sun and North easterly breezes but protects the outside space from the strong southerly winds The courtyard fans out to capture the expanse of view.
The rumpus rooms down stairs mimics the courtyard above and is the void-space between the garage and guest-bedroom wings. Glazed walls connect the two wings and allow views to the ocean and back up to the ridge, encouraging an awareness of the hill’s slope.
The home office is separated from everyday living to encourage the break between work and play. The pool provides a tranquil foreground outside the office windows – a calming influence to counter the machinations of an extended work day and also as an invitation to pause for a midday break.
Date: 2013 –
Location: Port Stephens – On the NSW coast – Hunter Region
Design Architects: Michael MacCormick & Carmen Chan
Project Architects: Carmen Chan & Michael MacCormick
Structural Consultant: Graeme Holmes of Forum Consulting engineers.
Interiors: MacCormick & associates Architects