Narrabeen Architect New House: Construction has commenced on our new house at Narrabeen, a lakefront site on Narrabeen Lake, in Sydney’s northern beaches.
The existing dwelling was an original weatherboard cottage in need of renovation. As the site is on flood prone land, the owners chose to demolish the home and build a new home to current flood standards, a more sustainable approach sustainable given its lakeside location. The Narrabeen architect new house has been designed to elevate the dwelling to meet the flood planning levels for the site.
The Narrabeen architect new house is designed to provide the following:
The approval process for this site was complex, given the issues of a small site on the lakefront and the flood prone land. A number of specialist consultants were required for the DA process including flood assessment, waterways impact assessment, geotechnical assessment for acid sulphate soil, sediment and erosion control measures and a landscape scheme suitable for lakefront environments.
The external character of the home is inspired by its coastal and lakeside location, capitalising on the rear north orientation and views over the lake.
The internals of the home feature the use of plywood, a material with significance for the owners. Watch this space for future images as the works on-site progress.
Type: New House, Lakefront Home, Two Storey Home
Location: Narrabeen, Northern Beaches, Sydney
Council: Northern Beaches Council (formerly Warrringah Council)
Engineer: Peninsula Consulting Engineer
Photographer: Michelle Walker Architects