Coast House

Designed as holiday accommodation, Coast House is a model of elegance, airy lightness and easy living. The long rectangular pavilion is low-maintenance for holiday-makers: two spacious double bedrooms, each with a bathroom with under-floor heating, separated by a large living area — kitchen, with dining and sitting areas. In winter the pavilion is heated by a slow combustion stove. Insulation prevents summer overheating and winter heat loss.

The pavilion, next to the owner’s house, has its own entry and a pergola for outdoor relaxation.

Corrugated metal sheeting covers the pitched roof, shadow clad groove ply and corrugated metal the exterior walls. Inside, floors are stone-tiled, walls are plasterboard. Timberwork is lavish: red cedar frames and door panels, plywood ceilings and Blackbutt beams and rafters create a restful natural interior. The kitchen area combines smartness with essential functionality. Satin stainless steel handles, locks and hinges add a smart finishing touch.

A fixed timber ladder leads to an upstairs room in the loft area, with the northern end of the pitched roof double glazed, adding to the natural light from generous double-glazed windows.

Year Built: 2014
Architect / Designer: Andy Lehman Architect
Engineer: Gandy & Roberts
Building Surveyor: Lee Tyers Building Surveyors
Project Manager: Phil Hesketh
Project Foreman: Mark Singleton
Photographer: Kraig Carlstrom Photography