The discerning clients have a passion for collecting cars, entertaining, cooking and fine wine.
Layered floor planes – Subterranean Heavy base, intermediate concrete middle and lightweight steel construction for the first floor. The alternating orientation of each floor plate creates interesting spaces for the dramatic 5m cantilevered entrance, covered patios and green roofs.
The basement was seen as more than just a garage and became an extension of the home and entertainment space. It incorporates the extensive car collection, bar, wine cellar, media lounge and pool table.
The ground floor houses the bedrooms which open onto the planted roof of the basement to create garden access. The glass study overlooks the green conservation space to the south. The pyjama lounge and kitchenette extend to the outside covered patio and garden. The window into the pool from passage adds to the soft lighting of the home.
Unconventionally the primary living spaces are on the top floor. This was done to maximise views of the ocean and greenbelt to the north and south. The living spaces of the kitchen, dining and lounge open onto the north facing green roof, pool and entertainment deck. The clearstory window which wraps around the entire floor maximises natural light and emphasizes the floating roof plane. The home is fully automated and primarily off the grid. It incorporates rainwater collection, a substantial photovoltaic array and Tesla Powerwall. The operable timber screens can be automated for the time of day to maximise views and solar efficiency. The highly detailed bespoke interiors blend seamlessly with the architecture. The soft lighting and natural materials soften the contemporary design.