July 23, 2013

Metung Shaving Point House

“This Metung house was designed to maximise the site use and capture the stunning  views to Lake King and Bancroft bay.  The clients wanted a for a distinctly coastal feel and this has been reflected in the use of materials”

The house is a three storey residence located on shaving point in Metung. It has a unique location that looks over Lake King and Bancroft Bay. The house was designed to be able to cater for the immediate family as well as visitors. It has a lounge/games area, two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor. The first floor has the kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite and study. The top floor is primarily a deck that takes in the panoramic views. The first floor also has decks at the front and rear that overlook the water.

The building is designed with coastal feel with some elements using hardwood cladding and soffit linings that has had a grey stain applied to “pre-age” the timber before it naturally greys off. The remainder of the building is a crisp white with complementary sandy tones. This palate is continued inside with American oak flooring to the first floor and stair that have a limed finish, and sandy toned stonework throughout with aqua tones in the ensuite. The ground floor has a polished concrete floor. Natural, earthy materials are used throughout with the ground floor entry wall and fireplace having  locally sourced stacked stone.  The building has several environmental features including, solar hot water, a solar PV array, hi-spec double glazing and external motorised louvres.

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