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Scarborough Beach House

19 Mar 2014 by In Building Design

The Design Brief

This project was a new build on a tiny 270m2 battleaxe block in Scarborough, Western Australia. The brief was to design a home which made the best use of the small site in providing spacious interior space and usuable outdoor space.

More specifically, the brief defined the need for an open plan kitchen in the heart of the house as well as another separate, flexible living space, which could potentially be used as a guest room. The clients also required three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a guest WC, as well as good storage space in the garage.

The Design Proposal

The site is located within 2 kilometers of Scarborough Beach and this, in many ways, defined the nature of the design, both in terms of its interior design and the arrangement of the plan, in which the C shaped house wraps a northeast facing courtyard garden.

Within a very restricted budget on an awkward site, we oversaw the project from concept to completion; including building and interior design and the sourcing of all materials, paint finishes, and interior fittings.

The end result is a light, spacious and private house with treetop or garden views from all rooms, several garden and outdoor living spaces, and a classic, yet relaxed interior palette.