Home With A Heart Of Glass

Serial house renovator and licenced builder Russell Rawson and his wife Kathy have completed yet another masterpiece residence in a popular area of the beachside suburb of Merewether.

The modern design would look very much at home on the Gold Coast as it does here in Newcastle City.

This was a complete knock-down of the former traditional red brick residence, a style still evident in the changing face of the long-standing neighbourhood.

The decision to rebuild a modern two-level residence was to suit the owner’s lifestyle as well as to provide separate accommodation for visiting family and guests on the ground floor.

The residence was designed by local architect Daniel Bush of SDA Space Design, who said the concept was to capture the beach views from the upper front living areas and create views from all windows of the swimming pool therefore making a connection between the upstairs and the downstairs.”

“I am proud of the layout and space creating the living areas,” Daniel enthused. “A variation in living space was the main goal and this has been achieved”.

The view across an open void from the upper level captures the entire lower floor living space and through the side glass walls you can see the pool area. The same glass wall with top opening windows allows ventilation through and across into the upper level master bedroom.”

Daniel said he realised that this cross ventilation would be eco-friendly however during the record hot summer this > season; he said the owner’s only used their air conditioning twice which was amazing.

A sparkling white exterior and interior and lots of glass is the key feature of this architecturally designed home.

The floor plan is simple and efficient. The house flows seamlessly with one huge open space for the kitchen, dining and living on both levels, which makes it looks at least ten times bigger.

Story and Images Marilyn Collins.