8 May 2018
This waterfront retreat designed by iconic Australian-Japanese architect Koichi Takada is the epitome of an Australian dream home, adorned with a private beach, garden and open-plan living.
What is the ultimate Australian dream house? What does it look like and how does it function? What is its design driven by? Given that we are blessed with some of the world’s most stunning natural flora, surely it includes connection to the landscape. No matter your personal aesthetic, leanings and tastes, everyone benefits from living in and amongst nature.
This was particualry the case for a Sydney couple and their Newport Beach property. Located on a steeply sloping waterfront block facing a tranquil tidal beach, a flotilla of boats and the vast expanse of Pittwater, the Newport House brief was to allow nature to lead, offering maximum seclusion and connection to its surrounds and outlook.
“The clients’ brief was for a house offering sanctuary,” says architect Koichi Takada, “a place simultaneously for both refuge and frequent entertaining. Away from the public eye, without being isolated or reclusive.” […]
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