With beautiful island ocean views and bushlands, this house in Pacific Heights, Yeppoon was designed to keep the utmost privacy for the client and their visitors.
Client purchased a sloping block with the aim of building a new residence for his retirement – moving back from Brisbane to his hometown of Yeppoon. Design and Architecture was commissioned to design this forever home with the aim of it being a remembrance and a shrine to the owner’s wife whom passed away. The owner, being a single occupant has his children scattered all across the country and wanted to create a holiday home for them to come back and spend time with him and their family in Yeppoon. The house was designed as a four-bedroom home with the flexibility to accommodate a multitude of families together – all in their own areas and spaces. Being on a sloped site, the house was designed to be on different levels and to make the best of the sea views and island views towards Great and North Keppel towards the east.
To be able to achieve the best views, the top two wings/modules of the house – which are the main bedroom and the guest bedrooms – had to be slightly angled to overlook the front neighbours’ roof and to make the best of these views. Once a visitor enters the front door, they will walk into a double volume entry lobby space with a sculptural feature staircase that connects the bedrooms from upstairs with the common areas from downstairs. The living, kitchen and outdoors common space looks over the outdoors pool, across to the sea and island views. At this deck pool area, is a separate studio/living space that has its own total privacy which also looks over the pool and over to the bushlands towards the north.