Hezzelic Homes Project 2
Situated along the blissful coast just outside of Brisbane, this modern beach house offers outstanding views over the Wynnum Esplanade. Wanting to capture everything the Esplanade has to offer, the abode boasts a cantilevered second storey with 180 degrees of uninterrupted views over the bay, capitalising on natural sea breezes and ample sunlight.
The site is a battle axe block, with access to the rear of the home via a side street, allowing space for a driveway and garage at the rear of the dwelling. This permits unhindered exposure to the eastern view of the bay and encourages maximum usage of the outdoor entertaining area and esplanade streetscape aesthetic out front.
Building on a confined lot posed several design problems, but this did not hinder Hezzelic Homes in utilising the full blueprint for this breathtaking abode. Hezzelic Homes reinforced the cantilevered level with structural steel blocks placed over grid footing, supported by 17-metre-deep screw piers, giving the home maximum support on sand for years to come. Windowpanes were set directly into the structural steel so as not to limit the panoramic views from the second level.
Inspired by the sea breeze, the house captures a similar airy feeling throughout its open-plan design. Careful consideration was taken by Hezzelic Homes to create an outdoor entertainment area with a resort-style space to play, relax, and entertain, with interior living areas leading out to alfresco spaces on both floors.
Swimming plays a large part in this foreshore residence, with a 17-metre pool along the length of the block and integrated spa with blower jets. The design is perfect for solo lap swimming or entertaining in the communal open space. The colour palette of the outdoor area is eye catching, pairing warm yellow seating and lighting with the cool tones of the tiled pool to exaggerate the importance of water and the outdoors.
This forever home was constructed with accessible features; an internal lift, integrated walk-in shower, personal future-proofing, and remote pin-secure access to the property. These inclusions allow the owners to enjoy their seaside home and foreshore well into their twilight years.