With a block situated high on a hill in Hillarys and a severe slope up to the rear of the site, our clients thought they would never find the perfect home or solution to satisfy all their requirements and “must haves”. Fortunately, as they later admitted, they came to consult the team at Design & Construct Residential, and we designed a home for them that went above and beyond meeting their needs.
One of the main requirements was to take advantage of the views from as many of the rooms as possible. They also wanted a swimming pool to be located at the front of the home to make the most of enjoying the scenic ocean outlook. Being at the top of the hill meant that we also had to be aware of the strong summer sea breeze that would blow through the valley, potentially limiting the use of the pool.
Taking these factors into consideration, we decided to split the home into two basic components; a two storey split level for the front wing of the house and single storey across the rear of the block. The front two storey section served two purposes. It elevated the master bedroom and library to really capture the serene views, while doubling as protection from the strong sea breeze. Additionally, it gave us the opportunity to incorporate a large double garage underneath the home with a basement, gym and wine cellar.
The upper single storey section took full advantage of the Northern sun which illuminated the living and dining room, separated by a partial stone feature wall. Beyond this space through wide sliding doors, we designed a casual winter room with higher ceilings which really opened the room up and created a spacious feel. These rooms face North with floor to ceiling concertina doors leading out onto a patio area and sparkling swimming pool.
The accommodation meets the standard you would expect for a home of this calibre. With 4 bedrooms including a guest wing and powder rooms, it really embodies a warm and welcoming environment. One of the features that our clients particularly loved was a stand-alone bath tub carved from shell in the master bedroom ensuite which overlooks a full glass window extending past the bedroom to the ocean views beyond.
Overall it turned out to be an absolute stunning home and our clients were thrilled with every detail and extremely proud of their custom-built residence.
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