This luxury family home is located high up overlooking the spectacular waterways of Port Stephens. Views of the lush bush surrounds and the harbour can be see from every window. The location also means that the house can be exposed to extreme weather conditions so finding the balance between large expanses of glass and weather performance was key.
A neutral colour pallet and the use of natural materials like sandstone and timber complement the natural anodise frames. The large amount of glass throughout the house also meant that the thermal performance of the home needed to be considered. The use of a clear Low E glass helps to keep the rooms comfortable without detracting from the views.
ClearVent Sashless double hungs were used to give an interrupted view when the windows were closed, but allowed the to be open to catch the sea breeze. Silicone joint corners throughout the house give the owners a 180 view across the tree tops out to the sea. Porthole windows were used as a nod to the sea locations, with large stacking doors sliding in front of the walls completely opening up the views. Raked hilite windows allow the rooms to be flooded with light.