Location: Stradbroke Island, Australia
Builder/General Contractor: Bespoke Constructions
Interior Design: Flokk Interiors
Footprint: 3,000 square feet
From the Architects: “The intent for Baker Boys Beach House was to be reminiscent of the beach shack vernacular, as it was very typical for the Island in the ’60s to ’90s. Exploring the qualities of long-term camping, this project intends to overcome the limitations of conventional houses. Sleeping and service facilities are confined in so called ‘pods’ which are placed beside a central area, which is covered by a light roof. Like camping, this arrangement provides an experience more similar to a shelter than spending the day inside a house.
“Located on a very steep slope, the back of the house is anchored to the ground, where it is well connected to the adjoining bushland reserve. The other end of the structure is cantilevered to take full advantage of the sweeping views, while providing covered space for car parking and storage facilities.”