Sustainability is the key factor that drives every little aspect of the The Cave with 90 percent of all materials used in the construction of the house being derived from ranches and sandbanks around it. Old metal sheets and hardwood were sourced from an abandoned railway track nearby while earth and stone from the site were cleverly used to create a perfectly insulated yet airy living space.
It is this new rear addition that gives the home its name the as the reorganized living space kitchen and dining room are arranged upon a diagonal line laid across the original extension.
Along with various shades of blue it is the presence of gray in the living room and the dining area that gives the home its distinctly contemporary flavor and helps it move away from the typical beach house ambiance.
The exterior of the home also throws in a fun twist with its pitched roof and weatherboard cladding even while creating a sense of modernity with the extensive use of white.
Located in Queensland and overlooking the ocean it is the view on offer along with building guidelines and environmental concerns that defined its overall silhouette. Its Jetsons-like design gives the gorgeous living room a 180-degree view of the ocean and distant mountains and turns it into an amazing party zone for the entire family.
The traditional street façade of the double-fronted home was kept intact and a two-story extension was added to the rear connecting the existing garden with the interior in a seamless fashion.
The modern kitchen is well and truly the heart and soul of the house and often ends up being the social zone where family members come together to catch up after a long hard day. While that is hardly surprising the owners of by KUBE Architecture in take it a step further by making their new ‘cook’s kitchen’ the focal point of their existing rowhouse makeover.