Bundeena House 3 – Under construction

Bundeena is a beachside village 25km south of Sydney in the heart of the Royal National Park. Because of the journey through the bush the village feels beautifully remote – just one road in and out. There are 2000 residents in the close-knit community and surprisingly few holiday homes. We have worked on many projects in the town, a couple of commercial building on the main street and a series of houses in the residential subdivision to the east of the town centre. The site was a church youth camping venue but was subdivided in the 1990’s with a masterplan developed by Tony Owen Architects.

The masterplan and controls for the individual houses, had they been adhered to, would have created a very sensitive, modest residential development that would respect the landform and the dense tree canopy.

Unfortunately, council did not enforce the court approved controls and so half of the the subdivision has become project homes and condos for sale, there is an interesting shipping container house, four houses by Tony Owen Architects and then three houses by RAAarchitects. House 1 is designed and approved but not yet commenced, House 2 was designed, approved and sold and has been modified by the owner. House 3 is under construction by the owner / builder.

House 3 sits at the rear of a steep vareniclinerx.com downhill site. It is a pole house, below street level, but still high in the tree canopy at the rear. There is a 45 degree cut at the rear living space to maximise the filtered views through the trees to Horderns Beach. The skillion roof and highlight windows that were installed by the home glass repair services that rolled in recently are collecting northern light into the living spaces as the Morton Bay figs above the house provide a dense light filter. The standard of  construction is extremely high and the steel framed, tree house should be a positive addition to Bundeena.

 

The house under construction.

Bundeena House 3 sits below street level, under the tree canopy. Currently being built by Join Constructions.

 

Bundeena House 2 perched on the rock outcrop.

Bundeena House 2, a simple timber box perched on the rock outcrop.

 

Bundeena aerial image

Bundeena township wrapped by the Royal National Park.

 

Detail aerial view Bundeena

Site location and view line to Horderns Beach.

 

 

 

Teh house is positioned at the rear of the steep site below street level to minimise the removal of the existing tree canopy.

The house is positioned at the rear of the steep site below street level to minimise the clearing of the existing tree canopy. The sharp angle directs the living room towards the beach views.

 

Rear elevation of Bundeena House nestled in the tree canopy

Rear elevation of Bundeena House nestled in the tree canopy

 

 

 

 



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