Church Point House is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house on a leafy, steep site overlooking the Ku-ring-gai National Park and Pittwater.
Responding to the challenging conditions, the building is split into two forms; a masonry base designed to be grounded in the landscape and a lightweight box floating above. Materials and devices allow for the landscape to permeate the architecture and allow the user to feel close to the natural elements. A tall, sheltered courtyard in the middle of the section lets sunlight drench the living spaces.
The house also has a flexible programming, becoming two homes or one unified home if needed. The client is nearing retirement, the primary home is on one accessible level with fantastic aspect and views. The lightweight box above can be separated to become a distinct unit dwelling or seamlessly integrated with the main house.