DATE: 2014 | LOCATION: Palm Beach, Gold Coast, QLD
Ten7 illustrates the possibility of a conscious decision to address a problem with an open mind. The finished home has the honesty of the original and the individuality of the new, Ten7 gives a homogeneous combination of the two.
The existing was a mish-mash of contrasts, one a 1950’s lowset skillion-roofed shack which had been converted into a guest suite, the other a 1970’s brick veneer hip-roofed 3-bedroom home which had also previously undertaken renovations.
Client requirements were straightforward - more family space, master suite, pool and play area with access to the main house, covered link between the main house and guest suite, keeping its separate entry. With low maintenance a high priority they also sought an edge in the design. A challenge for a small, narrow block.
The Architect designed the additions to fit neatly between the existing buildings, linking new and old. This itself presented challenges, trying to mesh three dramatically different structures into one.
The new 2-storey building plus viewing tower bears a striking contrast to both. Minimal demolition meant little disturbance to the Clients during construction and was favourable to the budget.
Lightweight, low maintenance construction materials were selected to maintain longevity, responsibly sourced where possible.