A LOVE of natural materials was the focus for the clients of this North Beach property by Prima Homes.
The use of off-form grey finish concrete throughout has created a truly industrial look from the burnished concrete floors, off-form in-situ ceilings and columns adding the structural elements to the home.
Prefinished Barestone internal cladding panels provide a raw, contemporary finish, as does the Maxline colorbond sheeting to the external walls.
Hydronic in-slab heating uses heated water to distribute warmth throughout the home, while Vental external venetian blinds are automated to protect the home from western sun to keep it cool in summer.
There are commercial profile window frames throughout, with German made Profilit u-shaped glass at the staircase creating a stunning feature.
To make full use of the ocean views, the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area is on the upper floor, opening out to a balcony.
On a 10m-wide block, the home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a media room downstairs has access to a terrace and views of the 15m lap pool.
“By constructing this unique home to be as natural as possible, many additional services such as bricklaying, painting, plastering, carpets and timber floors were not needed,” Prima Homes general manager Ryan Secola said.
“It can be a challenge keeping any structure or product in its natural form throughout construction, but concrete when designed correctly can be stunning, cost-effective and efficient.
“Concrete is also robust, low-maintenance and virtually fully recyclable, as it can be used as aggregate in the future.”