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Pearl Beach House by Polly Harbison Design

Pearl Beach House by Polly Harbison Design

Project: Pearl Beach House
Architects: Polly Harbison Design
Builder: Paterson Builders
Landscaping: Michael Cooke
Engineer: Tihanyi Consulting Engineers
Location: Pearl Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Photo Credits: Brett Boardman, Pablo Veiga

Pearl Beach house is the realisation of the clients dream, to build a bespoke, concrete sculpture in the bush, on a budget that demanded creative solutions.

dining area, Polly Harbison Design

The site is nestled amongst Burrawang scrubby woodland, rainforest species and ancient grass trees, on the edge of Pearl Beach village.

kitchen, Polly Harbison Design

Inspired by the patch of blue sky amongst the dense tree canopy, the heavy masonry form wraps around this clearing, elevating living areas to capture the sun.

stairs, living area, Polly Harbison Design

The carefully considered entry sequence defines the spatial arrangement of the building. This journey blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, to create connection to both bush and sky.

living area, Polly Harbison Design Off form concrete is used judiciously, mixed with low-cost materials within a restrained palette. The predominance of grey textures enhances the homogenous sculptural quality of the building, considered bursts of colour in the ceramics and heavily grained timber, ground the building in its bush surrounds.

2021 NSW Architecture Awards – The Wilkinson Award- Houses (New)
​2021 National Architecture Awards, Residential Architecture – Houses (New) National Award
​2021 Houses Awards – New house over 200m2 – Shortlisted

bathroom, Polly Harbison Design

Pearl Beach House by Polly Harbison Design

shower, Polly Harbison Design

outdoor, Polly Harbison Design

Pearl Beach House by Polly Harbison Design

Pearl Beach House by Polly Harbison Design

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