Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM) Architects designed this house as holiday beach house where they could retire for the family whose name begins with letter “K”. The house has the shape of “K” cut and rotated in half across the middle to achieve maximum building height to get best sea views. The house was planed to be painted in entirely red but due to council regulations it become gray with a lot of red furniture pieces inside.
The ground floor includes a carport, also used as a covered outdoor area, two bedrooms, a bathroom, a cellar and a storeroom. A sound-proof home cinema is also used to play music. The kitchen joinery, pantry wall, big sliding door and the enormous ceiling-high bookshelf ‘K’ are all painted brilliant, glossy red and situated on the first floor. Owners have the collection of more than 5000 books so they needed a place to store them. The owners wasn’t afraid of esoteric design so their holiday place become very interesting and dynamic beach house. [Ashton Raggatt McDougall]