Mermaid Waters House, Gold Coast Residential Development, Australia Residence, Architecture Images
Mermaid Waters House on The Gold Coast
Contemporary Australian Home – design by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture
10 May 2017
Mermaid Waters House
Design: Alexandra Buchanan Architecture
Location: The Gold Coast, Australia
Mermaid Waters House
This residential project at Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast transforms a dated, single storey brick spec-home into a light-filled, contemporary family beach house. A suite of new spaces arranged over two levels is designed to embrace the garden, the sunny climate and the relaxed outdoor-living culture of South-East Queensland.
The new kitchen, dining and living room merge effortlessly with a family room and outdoor terrace allowing children and adults to move freely between interior and exterior spaces. Bi-folding and sliding, floor to ceiling, doors visually dissolve the building envelope and a glazed end wall establishes an unobstructed view to the pool and garden outside.
Spatial interest comes in the form of a mezzanine study which hovers above the kitchen to create a compact ceiling that is counterpoint to the lofty, double height space above the entry and living areas. Blonde plywood encases ceiling and wall surfaces to complement a neutral palette in hues of white and sand. Sunlit walls and breezy rooms ensure occupants enjoy the spoils of beachside living year-round.
Mermaid Waters House on The Gold Coast – Building Information
Key products used: Ply, travertine, glass
Who are the clients and what’s interesting about them? An owner/builder project
Project size: 420 sqm
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 2
Photography: Jessie Prince
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