projects

2012 - Lagoon House

Location

Narrabeen NSW

Duration

9 Months

Architect

Matt Elkan Architect

Photography

Simon Whitbread

An off form concrete spine wall runs through the centre of this four bedroom family home from top to bottom on the Northern Beaches. Living areas open to a central courtyard and the entertaining decks look over Narrabeen Lake. Polished concrete floors have hydronic heating, internal blackbutt timber cladding and blackbutt doors and windows add warmth. Built on a downward sloping block spanning over three levels, the bedrooms on the upper level, living on the centre and garage on the lower as well as a one bedroom flat. Plenty of ventilation and light are provided by elevated banks of louvres on the northern walls. It was a privilege to build such a unique home using a wide variety of finishes. A builders dream.