Point Nepean Residence

Point Nepean Residence

Architect
b.e architecture
Location
3786 Point Nepean Road, Portsea, VIC, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Private Houses
Derek Swalwell
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Sink Mixer, Shower, BathAccessoryAstra Walker
Icon+ robe hook
Click clack waste
Icon+
Icon
Basin, BathRogerseller
Zero 75 Washbasin
Metropole Counter Top Basin
Comfort 1700 Bath
SinkFranke Home Solutions
Planar PPX120 Double Bowl Sink
Wide heated towel ladderHydrotherm
H Series
ShowerSussex
Monsoon – Column shower hot and cold
Sink mixer Zip Heaters
Hydrotap G4 all-in-one

Product Spec Sheet
Sink Mixer, Shower, BathAccessory
Icon, Icon+, Click clack waste, Icon+ robe hook by Astra Walker
Basin, Bath
Comfort 1700 Bath, Metropole Counter Top Basin, Zero 75 Washbasin by Rogerseller
Sink
Planar PPX120 Double Bowl Sink by Franke Home Solutions
Wide heated towel ladder
H Series by Hydrotherm
Shower
Monsoon – Column shower hot and cold by Sussex
Sink mixer
Hydrotap G4 all-in-one by Zip Heaters

Point Nepean Residence

b.e architecture as Architects

Overlooking the breakwater abutting the Portsea pier is our Point Nepean Residence, designed for a couple retiring to live by the sea. The house is set back from the road behind a stand of Monterey Cyprus that define the Portsea landscape. On approaching the house, one is led past buildings for guest accommodation and garaging, so the experience of the main structure is delayed until almost upon it. This technique of controlling the journey or delaying views is a common theme in the architecture of the firm.

photo_credit Derek Swalwell
Derek Swalwell

The panoramic sweeping views over the ocean are not revealed until one is actually upstairs where the view is then unfolded. The house was designed to accommodate the clients adult children with their own families on the lower level, while the clients accommodation on the top floor with large enough communal areas for everyone. The building is made from rough sawn solid travertine blocks and Pacific Teak weatherboards. Mechanically operated external timber shutters can close the building down in the face of inclement weather or to create greater privacy from the neighbouring park at peak times.

photo_credit Derek Swalwell
Derek Swalwell

The restrained palette of stone and wood sits quietly amongst the unkept dense tea tree that surround the site, the raw finishes create an impression that one experiences with older buildings that have been in place for many years.

photo_credit Derek Swalwell
Derek Swalwell
photo_credit Derek Swalwell
Derek Swalwell
photo_credit Derek Swalwell
Derek Swalwell
photo_credit Derek Swalwell
Derek Swalwell

Material Used:
1. Window: All Seasons Windows
2. Fittings: Astra Walker
3. Air conditioning: CJS
4. Joinery: Distinct Joinery
5. Carpet: Don Currie Carpets Pty Ltd
6. Appliance: Michael’s Appliance Centre
7. Basin: Metropole Undercounter 470mm No Overflow
8. Bath: BLB Comfort 1700 Bath Includes, Tile Trim, Sound Pads & Viega Overflow Kit.

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