Homes: Sunday House by Teeland Architects
Thanks to some clever innovations, this tired beach house by Teeland Architects takes full advantage of its site overlooking the rainforest.
The clients purchased a late 70’s brick beach house in Little Cove on the Sunshine Coast for a subtropical escape from the cool southern climate. The house was located on a wonderful site that backed onto the Noosa National Park and surfing beaches.
The existing dark brown brick residence, although well constructed at the time, had visually dated quite badly and did not take best advantage of the amazing site that backed onto a subtropical rainforest. The owners wanted to modernise the house while retaining as much of the existing building structure as possible.
One of the challenges with the existing house is that it did not take full advantage of the wonderful location backing onto the noosa national park. So Teeland proposed carving out a series of new openings in the rear wall so that bedrooms and bathrooms would look out onto this very private serene landscape of the forest.
One of the most unique and delightful design elements of the new house is the semi outdoor bathrooms that look out onto the national park.
Source: Teenland Architects