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Previous owners had deemed this elevated Glen Bay section too difficult to build on, so for 18 years it sat empty. Then, in stepped a new owner who contracted Southen Builders, and the combined team’s can-do attitude and vision resulted in this special architectural home with sweeping harbour views. The sunny, north-facing 180sqm house has a striking roof design that invites in sun during winter and provides shade in summer – all within tight recession plane restrictions. The roof was created using considerable amounts of steel. Steel beams were also cantilevered in to support both the deck and suspended polished concrete mid-floor. Large concrete-block walls – both retaining and to form a structural backbone – were incorporated as a result of extensive excavation. Access to the steep, narrow site was tricky, and was compounded when a pool was added to the plan at a late stage. This two-storey build, with moody polished concrete floors and light-ply ceilings, was originally intended as a bach, but the finished three-bedroom house was so good it is now a permanent home.

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