City Beach Residence

People Choice Award - 2022 Winner

People Choice Award - 2022 Winner

Project BRIEF

Large Contemporary Home designed to Passive House Principles.

Architectural Services
Full Architectural Service: Design, Documentation, Approvals, Tender, Appoint Building Contract, Contract Administration, Site inspections through to handover.

Brief & Context:
Contemporary High Spec Sustainable Home overlooking the Indian ocean. Spatialy planned over 3 levels, on a battleaxe block with 4.5m fall across the site with 7 adjoining properties.

Design Response & Description:
750 sqm of accommodation arranged over 3 levels;

  • Large basement undercroft 4 car garage, games, theatre, bar, cellar, gym & Au pair studio.
  • Living spaces on ground floor with outdoor entertaining areas, pool & garden.
  • 6 Bedrooms 4 bath/ensuite on the first floor.
  • Finished in a number of various off form concrete finishes, structural insulated panels, charred timber, stone cladding & triple glazing. A high level of insulation & an air tight membrane has been specified to ensure the home operates to it optimum temperature & to reduce heating / cooling demand. 
  • Powered by a large roof top solar farm with battery wall storage, underfloor heating & pool are powered by a geothermal heat pump. A heat recovery ventilation system will ensure internal optimum temperature is maintained, supply fresh air to the home at 21 deg.
  • Roof terrace with panoramic ocean views.

A luxury home finished in off-form concrete, charred timber, stone cladding, tile cladding and triple glazed windows.

Completed Mid 2021.

Awards & Features:
Grand Design publication. Havenist publication. Local Project.
Australian Institute of Architects – Peoples Choice Award 2022

We have worked with Seamus on several projects to date, our City Beach project was by far the most challenging; a battle axe block with a 4.5m fall & 7 adjoining neighbours. We provided a brief to accommodate our family over 3 levels, requesting a sustainable approach. Seamus created a design ensuring we had oceans views from the ground & first floor, ground floor views were an added bonus as we never expected to have them when purchasing the site.

Council policy & neighbouring objections were a concern from an early stage, of which Seamus handled all negotiations, streamlining the process. Seamus provided detailed construction drawings, detailing the sustainable services & the complex construction of the concrete structure, under croft basement & finishing of the home in various high performing walls & glazing. Seamus & our builder worked extremely well together. We highly recommend Seamus Ryan Architects and look forward to working with them again in the future.

Declan & Carley

Seamus Ryan Architects

We create Bespoke Sustainable living experiences in the beautiful suburbs of Perth, Western Australia.  Beyond the aspects of clean finishes and attention to detail, we strive to create contemporary homes that are defined by its lifestyle & natural surroundings.


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