Central to the clients’ outlook is an appreciation of each other’s cultures and, as such, this home is a union of Japanese influences and the modern Australian beach house vernacular. The warmth of natural timbers juxtaposed by light-coloured stone is the primary palette of materials. The ‘openness’ of glazed walls creating a ‘pavilion-feel’ inspired by Balinese courtyard architecture play an important role in the atmosphere of the house. Views from the interior into private Japanese inspired gardens are also a feature. Locations for the clients eclectic furniture pieces gathered from years of travel was an important planning feature of the interior.
Photography: Michael Nicholson