IT’S a concrete jungle on the market – and in right here amongst tropical gardens beneath the floating roof of the Australian Dwelling of the Yr.
The Cove Home at Sanctuary Cove has hit the market after taking out the nationwide dwelling constructing trade’s high gong on the 2020 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards in Could.
Proprietor Tracey Morland engaged her cousin, architect Justin Humphrey, to design this hanging subtropical dwelling that subverts the idea of alfresco residing by blurring the boundaries between indoors and out.
The riverfront dwelling at 7366 Marine Drive was in-built 2018 by BJ Millar Constructions utilizing pure supplies of concrete, timber and stone, and consists of a big main bedroom and ensuite, two visitor bedrooms – every with a rest room – and a house workplace.
Impressed by Mrs Morland’s love of tropical landscapes, the north-facing residence incorporates lush backyard atriums all through the inside design, to separate residing areas whereas additionally connecting to the outside setting.
“It’s not a standard dwelling the place you go straight right into a door and right into a hallway. It’s open to the weather earlier than you get to the entrance door, so that you truly go outdoors to enter,” Mrs Morland mentioned.
From the road, a curved concrete wall and finely battened timber display lead by an exterior backyard room to the entry, whereas a single floating roof aircraft unifies the house’s varied residing areas and inexperienced courtyards.
“You’re strolling by tropical gardens and with the very excessive ceilings it creates a beautiful sense of sunshine and open area all through the home, and then you definately see the water,” Mrs Morland mentioned.
“Glass doorways fully open the atrium into the home, so if you’re not seeing gardens then you might be seeing water.”
Mrs Morland mentioned the tropical crops suited the Coast’s humid local weather effectively, and have been a pleasure to keep up.
She mentioned the house afforded “fixed breezes”, whereas adjustable screens allowed for local weather management and safety from the weather.
Entertaining was an vital component of the house’s design, the place the dramatic textured concrete partitions of the kitchen circulation to an outside stone terrace with in-built fire and barbecue, sunken lounges and decking round a swimming pool overlooking the Coomera River.
“All of the doorways disappear right into a cavity and it turns into a really massive open area that works so extremely effectively for entertaining, whether or not you’ve got 10 or 100 folks over,” Mrs Morland mentioned.
“We’ve had quite a few greater crowds over and it’s simply beautiful at night time with the attractive out of doors fire, and even simply having household over and with the ability to soar straight onto the boat on the water.
“You do really feel such as you’re all the time on holidays,” she mentioned.
Mrs Morland listed the property on the market after just lately buying a vacant riverfront website at Bayside Shut, Sanctuary Cove, the place she and Mr Humphrey will embark on one other modern construct.
She described the brand new mission as, “one final hurrah”, following the joys of The Cove Home being named Australian Dwelling of the Yr, in addition to choosing up this 12 months’s award for the HIA Australian Customized Constructed Dwelling.
The home occupies a 966 sqm lot and exists virtually off the grid, through a 15 kw photo voltaic system, Tesla power storage batteries and a submerged rainwater tank underneath the driveway.
It’s marketed by Matt Gates of Ray White Status Gold Coast Surfers Paradise.