Modernistic holiday home featuring charred timber cladding and full-height timber-framed windows.

The Island House

Location | South Stradbroke Island, Queensland
Client | Confidential
Photographer | Andy Macpherson
Services | Architecture, Interior Design, Design, Documentation
The Island House is a home away from home. Located on South Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) the holiday home nestles within the natural landscape allowing the residents to seamlessly be connected with the rainforest and the local wildlife.

The pavilion-like forms define the public and private spaces. The materiality of the charred timber clad box defines the private bedroom wing whilst the new guinea rosewood datum line with the clerestory glazing and plywood ceiling identifies the public areas.

The architecture aspires to reinforce the identity of place through site positioning, a climatic response, retention of the existing landscape and adaption of raw materiality. The natural material palette of charred timber and new guinea rosewood creates a warmth and connection with the surrounding native trees.

The dwelling aspires to create a series of interior sequential spaces that change in scale, experience and materiality whilst providing visual connections to the Minjerribah landscape.

Detail view showcasing the details of a modern holiday home, featuring natural materials that are intended to blend with the natural surrounds.

Interior view of dining and kitchen beyond, featuring dark cladding and light timber detailing.
A light filled living room located on South Stradbroke Island, with light feature tiles, dark timber cladding and high ceilings.

A modern holiday home nestled within the natural landscape..