Set on the idyllic Sunshine Coast of Queensland and on the edge of the protected Noosa National Park the is a place where the landscape becomes the most defining feature of the interior. Designed by James Russell Architect the house is more like a series of vast pavilions expansive verandas and lovely courtyards that are carefully covered and protected using a large shade cloth.
It is the lower level that holds the open plan living area in white along with the modern kitchen and a dashing dining space. A woodsy dining table and matching benches break the visual monotony here with natural light creating a cheerful setting.
The lush green forest around the residence is left largely untouched and a sensitive approach to building the house ensured that damage of construction was as minimal as possible.
Concrete is the material off choice on the inside with the three inimitable curved ceiling structures in raw concrete standing in contrast to the polished concrete floor. The repetitive concrete ‘vaults’ capture the Northern sunlight beautifully and fill the interior with bright daylight.
It is additions like the pendants above the dining table throw pillows cushions and plush sofa in the living area that bring pops of bright color even as the large wooden deck and pool area outside makes for a rejuvenating hangout. Exquisite and refined this holiday cabin definitely stands out from the pack.