Sea Deck is a family home located on a view-abundant, beachside site. The design captures ocean views from each of its three levels it terraces down the slope. A robust and natural palette of materials feature timber cladding, in-situ concrete and timber detailing throughout create a relaxed yet sophisticated home.

Project Name: Sea Deck
Studio Name: Tim Ditchfield Architects
Project size: 380 m2
Site size: 511 m2
Completion date: 2018
Location: Noosa Heads, Australia
Photography: Scott Burrows

5062 Sea Deck by Tim Ditchfield Architects : Sheet 1
Living+Dinnig ©Scott Burrows

The design brief was to create a sophisticated yet relaxed family home that capitalises on the site’s amazing setting. With a steeply sloping site and raking height limits, the floor plan is divided into 3 levels stepping down the site.

Each level serves a specific function; The upper level, is the master suite / parents retreat; The middle level is dedicated to family’s daily living; and the lower level serving as the children’s quarters and secondary living.

5062 Sea Deck by Tim Ditchfield Architects : Sheet 2
Swimming Pool ©Scott Burrows

The design philosophy follows a modern aesthetic, but with the extensive use of timber to soften and warm the spaces. Generous eaves and balcony spaces respond to the environmental factors of the site as well as appeasing town planning requirements. High level ribbons of glazing give the appearance of floating roofs. A thoughtful approach to landscaping helps ground the proposal to its context with the extensive use of native species in the many terraces.

5062 Sea Deck by Tim Ditchfield Architects : Sheet 3
Balcony View ©Scott Burrows

An important consideration on this site was the strong prevailing breezes from the south-east. The design seeks to create an opportunity to shelter from these breezes in the main living spaces which is crucial to the liveability of the house in this location.


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