One of many homeowners of Sandy Level Home has been holidaying within the beachside hamlet of Sandy Level all her life. She spent her household holidays there as a toddler, and continues to take action at this time together with her husband and three teenage children. Positioned on the sting of the quiet coastal group, Sandy Level Home seems out throughout tea-tree scrubland and white dunes to Wilsons Promontory within the distance. “The underlying aspiration of the design was to think about an idealized coastal expertise and make a home that displays and amplifies a real connection to put,” says Patrick Kennedy, director of Kennedy Nolan Architects. “Deeply embedded in its panorama and derived from reminiscences of household holidays previous, it’s someplace new reminiscences will be nurtured.”
The home is organized like a pinwheel, with bedrooms and dwelling areas situated round an internal courtyard. The courtyard gives an out of doors area that’s sheltered from Sandy Level’s well-known prevailing winds and, because the technique of circulation between rooms, it additionally connects these areas with the rugged surroundings. “There’s a sensory expertise of place as you progress from room to room; a view of stars, a burst of chilly air, the sound of the ocean crashing,” says Patrick.
With color, texture and materiality impressed by the panorama, the home is at one with its setting. The greying timber exterior will turn into camouflaged amongst indigenous plantings, and the muted, pure colors within the inside are drawn from the surrounds. The depth of color and texture is subtly different between rooms to affect the environment and temper.
The kitchen is discreetly built-in into the eating and dwelling space, with olive-green panelled joinery extending up the cabinetry and partitions to satisfy the timber slats that roll throughout the undulating ceiling. This area seems out to the courtyard, with the kitchen window framed by the hardwood benchtop and recessed encompass. Slate ground tiles and leather-based pulls harmonize with the colors and textures, inside and outside.
The tonal inexperienced palette, timber ceiling and cocooning curves proceed within the toilet and ensuite. The bathe wall within the shared toilet is a curved alcove enveloped with tiles of various shades of inexperienced, whereas the ceiling within the ensuite wraps down the wall to the self-importance window, creating a way of safety from the turbulent climate.
Designed for the informality of seaside holidays and the household’s traditions, Sandy Level Home helps a shift in way of thinking: from busy metropolis life to relaxed and laid-back vacation mode.