Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 23 Summer 2009 Contents indoors in bad weather without being removed from the view.
Joe D'Agostino, from D'Agostino + Luff Architects in Busselton,
agrees designing a waterfront house is all about maximising views
-- owners of these homes tend to place greater emphasis on
"External spaces need to be an extension of the interior," Joe says.
"But this often presents a range of challenges unique to homes by
the water as you're faced with more dramatic and harsher weather
conditions so outside living areas must be positioned where they
offer the best protection."
He adds that, with the increased sun, water, wind and salt
exposure, the home's building materials must be hardier than those
used in a traditional suburban home.
" is includes using the best paint products and protecting any
metal surfaces from rust. e appropriate coastal materials can be
more expensive but form a crucial part of the long-term success of a
Also, unlike a conventional urban dwelling, these homes require an
alteration in the proportions of glass to solid wall to maximise views.
CLEAN OUTLOOK: Architect Richard Szklarz says unless a bath has a
wonderful aspect people won't use it; so in this guest bathroom he added
high ceilings and large areas of glass to create a sense of outdoor bathing.
For a short time only, Brooker's magnificent
range of Jarrah and Marri Furniture and Gallery
items can be secured at reduced prices.
Sale starts 28 December 2009
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