Sitting on the edge of an escarpment atop Buderim, this dwelling is afforded majestic views North-East over the Sunshine Coast. Both private and expansive, this dwelling is a sanctuary for a couple with transient adult children between a sprawling landscape to the north and a populated residential street to the south.
The experience of the home starts with the landscaped front yard – trees and stone wall working together to shelter the private interior. A single aperture in this wall intersects public, semi-public and private domains, controlling the relationship between them with a sliding screen.
The dwelling’s plan developed from a conceptual grid of 9 squares (3 by 3). The eastern row form the public spaces being the kitchen, dining and living. The centre row brings the landscape into the interior, separating the public and private domains. The western row is private, made up of bedrooms and bathrooms.
Alexandra Buchanan, Design Architect
Shane Wilmett, Design Architect