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Custom Built Luxury Homes | BlairBuild | Builder Central Coast

Killcare Heights

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Project Description


Location:       Pretty Beach, NSW

Architect:      Lahznimmo Architects

Completed:  2020

About the Project

Winner of the Newcastle Architecture Medal and described by the judging panel as “a remarkable gem of a building”, the Pretty Beach holiday home of Architects Lahznimmo, presented BlairBuild with more than the usual challenges. 

The brief was to build a low-maintenance home within the trees that sensitively navigated the challenges of a steep bush site and respected the surrounding flora and fauna.

Designed and constructed over a seven years, the site presented significant challenges making both the approvals and building process extremely complex. The site presented an average gradient of 1 in 3 with large sandstone floaters sitting amongst sand and clay over weathered bedrock with a moist gully running through the centre which was home to the vulnerable Red Crowned Toadlet. Also susceptible to bush fire events, the most extreme BAL-FZ (flame zone) construction was require for the site.

Built entirely of non-combustible materials, the concrete and glazed brick home demonstrates BlairBuild's ability to construct within ecologically sensitive sites prone to bush fires.

The home is anchored by two large exposed sandstone outcrops either side of the entry and frames the large central breezeway. For more information on this award winning property, following the links below.


Lahznimmo Architects: Story


Architecture Australia: Award Story

Build Australia: Story

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