The brief involved demolition of the existing, small 2 storey brick home and create a new contemporary home which takes advantage of the north facing backyard and district and distant ocean views.
The home was to incorporate 5 bedrooms, a large lap pool and multiple living spaces across 2 levels.
The proposal maximises the northerly aspect by locating the house right on the front setback allowing full use of the sunny backyard and the living spaces on both levels to capture the sunlight.
The concept has a very contemporary look with clean, box-like facades and two pop-up roofs, which again take advantage of the northerly aspect and allows light to penetrate into the middle of the building.
This home achieved an 8 star thermal rating when assessed in BERS Pro, an approved thermal modelling program.
DA Approved by Manly council - June 2011
Concrete slab, rendered full brick and concrete, Colorbond roof
Site area 726.5 sqm
Construction Cost: 1.2m+
Builder: Domenico Ferragina (retired)
Original home - knock-down / rebuild
Cube House Seaforth - Backyard View
Cube House Seaforth - Completed Facade
Thermally efficient design ...