An ode to the ocean | Ralph Lauren

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Water and waves were the logical motivators defining the architecture of this recently completed seaside entertainer facing the City Beach coastline.

The custom build by Giorgi takes full advantage of its seaside location.
Camera IconThe custom build by Giorgi takes full advantage of its seaside location. Credit: Joel Barbitta/D-Max Photography.

With no other home between it and the beach, the residence by Giorgi takes full inspiration from its water playground position, including a custom wave-like curved roofline.

Standing on a large 910sqm block in between two streetfronts, the home has double access points, flowing from three storeys and a four-car garage at the front to two storeys and additional two-car garage at the rear.

The elevated front frames water views from most of the main rooms and extensive living areas located on each floor.

The tailored architectural design makes sure the focus of the home is entertainment, with multiple flexible living areas for the owners and their extended family.

Taking inspiration from the ocean waves, the home’s curved roofline makes for a unique feature.
Camera IconTaking inspiration from the ocean waves, the home’s curved roofline makes for a unique feature. Credit: Joel Barbitta/D-Max Photography.

The home is suited for resort-style coastal living, with no lawn within the home’s boundary and low-maintenance materials used throughout

The eye-catching curved roofline has banks of recessed, fixed and motorised highlight windows below the curve, ensuring the feature is as functional as it is aesthetic.

“The structure draws in the northern light right through to the rear alfresco due to the internal wave-like ceiling mirroring the roof contour throughout this area,” Giorgi Sales and Marketing Director Danny Giorgi said.

“It’s a refined, high-end, modern home with an abundant source of natural light which can be controlled via an operable Vergola installed in the top-floor suspended concrete roof opening, and numerous automated window coverings.”

Double glazing to the west-facing windows on the upper levels provides another energy-efficient benefit that minimises noise and helps keep the home at a comfortable temperature.

Rooftop solar PV panels and batteries provide clean, green energy and help power the home, while energy-efficient hydronic underfloor heating provides the benefits of even heat distribution where it is required and rainwater tanks ensure precious water is saved.

The sharp charcoal, light-grey and white rendered colour palette of the elevation leads to the front door through a gated driveway, retaining walls, inbuilt planters and aggregate concrete steps.

Visitors can enter the ground floor from the front and back of the home, revealing oversized porcelain concrete floors throughout, loads of natural finishes and warming chestnut veneers to doors and cabinetry.

Frameless glass balustrading to the U-shaped staircase leads from one floor to the next, or the lift makes moving between levels even simpler.

Both the ground floor and the first floor can easily entertain two age groups at the same time, as each is fully equipped for cooking.

The generously proportioned sitting room on the ground floor leads directly from the theatre room through recessed, sliding glass stackable doors to the pool area with a built-in gas fired pizza oven, barbecue and icemaker.

The outdoor entertaining area boasts a built-in gas fired pizza oven, barbecue and icemaker.
Camera IconThe outdoor entertaining area boasts a built-in gas fired pizza oven, barbecue and icemaker. Credit: Joel Barbitta/D-Max Photography.

Here, the almost 53sqm mosaic-tiled pool, plus a spa and sauna occupy the entire backyard and are nestled between hard landscaping and aggregate concrete floors.

Three bedrooms – each with its own ensuite – and a study complete the ground floor.

The upper floor is the main living area and includes the kitchen with its own picture window and views to Rottnest Island.

The appointments within the kitchen are numerous and at the expected hi-tech and integrated luxury level, containing a built-in coffee machine, combination oven and microwave with warming draw, an oversized and custom designed stone breakfast bench and a larder that opens to the alfresco area through recessed stackable windows.

Opposite the kitchen are the dining and living rooms under the curved ceiling, facing the ocean through further stackable, sliding doors leading to the balcony for unobstructed sunset watching.

Views to the ocean are matched by internal views to the pool below the alfresco equipped with a second built-in pizza oven, barbecue and icemaker, forming an entertaining area taking up almost this entire floor.

The lavish master bedroom on this floor shamelessly occupies the remaining space and is entered through a central recessed door.

Downstairs is a fully self-contained basement-floor living area of apartment proportions with one of four powder rooms within the house and a kitchenette, allowing the room to be optioned as a bedroom, theatre room or gym.

The home needed to have a sense of space and connection to the exterior because of its location, something Mr Giorgi said had come out better than expected.

“When that is successfully merged with an array of bulkheads, recessed ceilings, well-planned curtain and blind recesses, shadowlined ceilings and negative detail to most door frames, then the sum of all parts helps project luxury in all spaces,” he said.

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