Florida Road House


  • Residential

Palm Beach NSW



On a very steep water-front site, this beach house captures the ocean view while also embracing the natural bush area at the rear of the house. The overall design is a series of contemporary, lightfilled and airy pavilions that relates sympathetically to the site contours. The house is a permanent residence that is frequently visited by friends and family during holiday times. The independent guest area is separated from the main living area and is able to be rented if required. The structuring of the living and bedroom spaces provides various protected outdoor living areas, both inviting and functional. This house offers a beach-house blue water view and a green native bush retreat.

The house incorporates earth rendering, comprising a base of crushed sandstone which in this instance relates perfectly to the local topography. This product provides warmth and gives stone tones in areas where using solid stone may not be possible.

The interior design of the kitchen uses 4 colours which are a reflection of the colour found in the bushland setting of the house. The earthy greens and muted greys speak of the colours of the leaves and trunks of the angophoras that become part of the house as it opens to bushland garden. The main kitchen is integrated into a ‘pop-out’ bay and has an island bench topped with a single slab of Calcutta marble to become the centre of the house – again integrating with the tree trunks and shadows of the bush setting.