Glenstrae is situated in the beach suburb of Redcliffs. The sloped site offers stunning views of McCormacks Bay all the way to South New Brighton. The geotechnically challenging site provided some uncommon conditions which lead to a two-part split-level structure with an engineered control joint separation. It was desired that the striking views were to be embraced, whilst still retaining a private and cosy setting that was sympathetic to the character and landscape of the established area.
Our response was to design a simple and functional layout that was modest in size and featured a mix of rich contrasting materials, textures and forms. The lower floor is a utility level that consists of garaging, storage and the entry lobby and staircase. The modestly sized 188m2 upper floor is the homes living space. Functional internal living and sleeping spaces camouflage seamlessly with the outdoor landscaped living, providing a highly usable and multi-faceted space.