TURTLE ROAD HOUSE
YOWIE BAY SYDNEY AUSTRALIA, 2015
We were asked to design a new residential house for a large Sydney-based family on a stunning waterfront lot in Sydney’s Yowie Bay. Besides the usual requirements for the required number of bedroom, bathrooms, office, etc. was that there be sufficient space to entertain their extended family on weekends and holidays. As the client was a fan of our previous eclectic work and the fact that our results were always “warm” and “comfortable” in their opinion, they were totally open to how we would suggest the house look and feel, in addition to the layout of the areas.
As the lot was very wooded and directly on the harbour overlooking the National Park across the water we saw this as more of a weekender than an urban family home, and decided to use the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest movie as inspiration as the area had a very “Lake Tahoe” feel, and worked to create a warm, comfortable home that was both sensible and user-friendly while at the same time dramatic and memorable.
Architecture, Interior Design, Master Planning, Kitchen & Bar Design, Illumination Design, Art Consulting.