HASSELL have designed the Level King Residence in Portsea, Australia.
Stage King Residence is located at Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. The website is characterised by its cliff top location and orientation in direction of the north. The entire property sits virtually 2 metres under ground level, limiting the visual bulk of the building when viewed from other parts of Stage King and the Mornington Peninsula. It is a strategy that offers with the scale of the building and links it to the website.
The house has been made as a slatted timber box overlaying a limestone base. Nestled into the rear of a sloping block, the ground floor anchors the home, allowing the second floor to ‘float’, suggesting lightness.
The ironbark timber facade will fade to a grey colour, mimicking the Moonah trees indigenous to the location. The limestone base references a close by heritage-listed limestone kiln.
It is developed to carry family and friends together in a seaside setting, even though permitting the owners to rest and loosen up in privacy. The organizing strategy divided the residence into 3 zones – shared, personal and residing.
The 3 zones are circled around a central entrance room that mimics the variety of courtyard occasionally witnessed in a European village. This offered the core preparing approach adopted by the HASSELL design and style staff.
Generously scaled rooms foster light and normal ventilation flows with ease. The interiors reflect the architecture of the home, utilizing limestone excavated from the web site and recycled timber battens. The palette is sympathetic to the nearby climate and the client’s desire to ground the house, the 2 physically and figuratively. Decorative components offer a level of intimacy suitable to the domestic setting.
Photography: Earl Carter / HASSELL