Surfside House
Robert Plumb Build & Andrew Burges Architects
Clovelly, NSW, Australia

Photography Peter Bennetts
Project Specification
Project Name: Surfside House
Project Type: Residential ,
Location: Clovelly, NSW, Australia
Area: 200m2 ,
Project Year: 2019 ,
Photographer: Peter Bennetts
Joinery: Cranbrook Workshop ,
Flooring: Tongue n Groove ,

The Surfside House by Robert Plumb Build and Andrew Burges Architects reconfigures a home into a space worthy of the stunning views it conveys.

Renovating a two-bedroom semi detached property with a compact footprint and a warren of dark rooms, Andrew Burges Architects have delivered a transformative, contemporary design that has been brought to life by the talented team at Robert Plumb Build.

Narrow Building Was Achieved With Glazing On The Southern Side And Skylights In The Upper Storey Rooms

The clients wanted to exploit the steep site upon which the Clovelly residence is located. As a result the design team explored the notion of continual ascent, in the process creating a home that exploits the water views over the iconic beach below.

, To Become A Quiet Achiever On Sydney’s Residential Building Scene

Flooring for the project was provided by Tongue n Groove.

And A Brand Founded On The Simple Belief That Collaboration And Communication Are Key To The Completion Of A

Andrew Burges Architects have delivered a transformative, contemporary design that has been brought to life by the talented team at Robert Plumb Build.

Bill Clifton Is The Man Tasked With Leading The Skilled Robert Plumb Build Team And Ensuring That The Compan

Through careful planning, the design of a generous foyer and resolved timber stairwell, enabled the architects to redefine the tradtional residential house layout. The bedroom level is now located on the lower floor with the living / kitchen / dining level above relating to outdoor space and the panoramic views.

Founded In 2011 By William Dangar And Bill Clifton

The surfside house is the story of a project that maximises the water views over the iconic beach below.

Robert Plumb Build Has Spent The Past Eight Years Forging A Reputation For Building Excellence

The use of oversized glass windows now enables the family to enjoy the sense of living in the clouds and experience an increased connection to the natural landscape.

Above Relating To Outdoor Space And The Panoramic View

The family now enjoy the sense of living in the clouds and experience an increased connection to the natural landscape.

And Experience A Connection To The Landscape.

For this carefully detailed and resolved project the collaboration with Robert Plumb Build is described as ‘seamless’ with a sense of constant support stemming from the design awareness of Bill Clifton, the foreman and extended team.

And House The Bedroom Level On The Lower Floor With The Living Kitchen Dining Level
And The Notion Of Continual Ascent
Andrew Burges Architects Have Delivered A Transformative
By Exploiting The Steep Site
Contemporary Design
Enabled The Architects To Flip Convention
From The Street The Architecture Minimises The Appearance Of The Second Floor Addition
Has A Distinct Relationship To What Exists
Placing Importance On Getting Light And Cross Ventilation Into The Long
Playing Off Existing Gable Angles To Create A Structure That
The Design Of A Generous Foyer And Resolved Timber Stairwell
The Journey Up Through The House Is Rewarded By The Surprise Of The Remarkable Water Views
The Use Of Massive Planes Of Glass Enables The Family To Enjoy The Sense Of Living In The Clouds
Through Careful Planning
While Clearly Contemporary
With Its Series Of Consecutive Rooms, Into A Generous Two Level Home With A Clear Connection To The Pool And Garden
On The Ground Floor Only The Façade And The Front Bedrooms Were Retained
With An Emphasis On Pumping Up The Sense Of Volume In The Living Room And Amplifying Its Engagement With The Garden
Renovating A Two Bedroom Semi With A Compact Footprint And A Warren Of Dark Rooms

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Published: 17 April, 2019

Photography Credit:  Peter Bennetts
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