This house for a middle aged professional couple is located upon an extremely steep site at the bottom of a cul-de-sac in a relatively new subdivision on Castle Hill. Views from the site are extensive, with the most desirable views directly north from the site to Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island, but also over the airport and low lying salt plains to the west.
Views from these hill side sites are relatively unprotected by local authority planning requirements, thereby implying that the “higher you are”, the more protected the view.
The main level of this house begins at street level and cantilevers out over the piece of land in a westerly direction, capturing the best views from the site and maintaining a completely protected position. The main level is supported and anchored to the site by two lower levels of bedrooms, other services areas and a shaded swimming pool.
The spaces of the house, selection of materials and detailing are deliberately simple to ensure the outlook remains the focus.