Two semi-detached beach houses overlooking the beach were constructed for two families. Each house shares the same planning with the main living and bedroom areas overlooking the beach, while a children’s wing, garage and laundry are located at the street end of the site. A central courtyard protects from the sea blown winds.
The houses are modest in comparison to many contemporary homes. The concrete block homes have a fairly discrete presence to the street. The clients wanted quite an ‘earthy’ building hence concrete blocks seemed an appropriate material and the concrete blocks are exposed inside the house. Off-formed concrete ceilings added to the ‘rawness’ of the finish.