The site of 368 Beach Road, Black Rock sits on the border of Black Rock & Beaumaris and is perched on one of the highest topographical locations of this stretch of Beach Road. From street level, panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay can be enjoyed.
This architectural house is visually interesting and sculptural in form. It explores commentary on the existing street character, undulating landscape.
The roof was formed by a complex steel structure with over 800 shop drawings produced from a collaboration between architect, builder and steel contractor.
The basement car parking door is nestled and mostly hidden by this landscape. The sinuous nature of the pedestrian entry along with the ground level balcony prevent the garage door from dominating the facade.
The primary construction is one of suspended concrete floors and steel framed walls and roof.
At the upper most levels this provides a unique outcome whereby occupiers on the roof top level, kitchen/dining level and lower living level can all look over each other to gain an uninterrupted view of the bay.
Under this primary living zone and roof deck is the main bedroom zone. The soffit of the roof deck is expressed as a unique ceiling feature.
The ensuite is experienced as one continuous space with the bedroom. Walls are lined with full height stone panels and timber linings. More private components such as the toilet, shower and sauna are contained and enclosed.
The level below this is the secondary bedrooms, ensuites, living spaces and utility areas such as laundry and secondary kitchens. These connect to the rear garden pool area.
A long lineal space provides a framed view of the bay at the southern end, features a mid-way circular ceiling void with concealed ring up- lighting and connects to the alfresco/pool at the norther end.
The basement covers boundary to boundary. A curved coffered ceiling expresses the curved nautical language of the building creating a sense of entry to the house’s lift.
This house’s outcome is a reflection of a strong collaboration between Builder, Architect, Engineer and Trade. The design has been executed to an incredibly high skill level and is a project that we Brynor Constructions are immensely proud of.
Builder | Brynor Constructions
Architecture | SAAJ Design
Interior Design | SAAJ Design
Photographer | Dave Kulesza
Videographer | Evolve Digital Media
2022 HIA Victorian Housing Awards:
- Runners up – Custom built home over $3 million
- Winner – New Bathroom
- Finalist – New Kitchen over $80k