SHELLBANK, one of the first concrete homes designed in the mid 50’s, was a grand home in need of considerable updating for a young and active family. The additions were sympathetic to the ‘modernist’ feel of the original home, retaining the prominence of the spectacular cantilevered concrete balconies with a recessive living and sleeping quarter. Every aspect of the interior was re-imagined, with luxurious finishes, internal living areas that spill into generous outdoor spaces and windows and integrated fly screens that disappear into the walls. Multi-zoned, concealed heating and cooling systems, audio visual and entertainment, rainwater storage and re-use tanks and motorised sun shade devises are all incorporated into the latest in home automation systems.
Successfully, the swimming pool integrates into the landscape. Set amongst the sandstone garden walls as they sweep around the waterfront lawn.