The Queenscliff Residence presents and juxtaposes a series of units that frame views beyond the abutting foreshore toward the entrance of the bay. A substantial promenade via the house takes you from the street, along a gently stepped path, to the entry stair, the place you are sufficiently elevated to enjoy the see as you arrive at the uppermost degree.
The encounter on entry is private and cocooned from the exterior. Views increase and are focussed on the horizon of the ocean to the south. Materiality and adjacencies amplify the cautious choreography with fine timber detailing, woven wicker and Calacatta marble in the kitchen.
A challenge for Victorian coastal houses is to reconcile the southern views with northern solar orientation. In this instance, a courtyard is introduced to obtain northern element to the residing spaces and to capture the afternoon sun inside of an atmosphere shielded from sturdy southerly winds.
The principal bedroom is oriented south, stealing ocean views by way of the glazed primary living pavilion and across the courtyard. Spotted Gum is employed in a selection of applications. The Australian hardwood is detailed as cladding, decking, screens and sunshades and supplies a uniform high quality and colour to the exterior shell.