Life is full of dichotomies and contradictions. We don’t mean to slip into some kind of Jungian, existential spiral – but sometimes a thing so perfectly encapsulates a thought process that we can’t help but get philosophical, like when our friends at Crib Creative showed us this coastal home.
Designed by Craig Steere Architects, Interlock House would be just at home in the inner city as it is by the beach. And who says you can’t love an urban aesthetic, while also wanting coastal comfort? As the home’s name suggests, the home is designed as interlocking perpendicular boxes or pods: paired with concrete panels, the structure evokes the industrial aesthetic of shipping containers. This form also maximises the outlook onto the ocean and park views, while controlling sun exposure to the north-facing home.
As well as allowing for these spectacular panoramic views, these ample windows bring a light and airy feeling to the home, balancing the industrial materiality and substantial use of matte black throughout. The connection to the coast is also enhanced via the bleached timber flooring utilised through much of the home.
Perhaps nowhere more impressively is that matte black used than in the enviable kitchen. Sleek and modern while remaining ultimately functional, it’s a minimalist’s dream. The kitchen adjoins a casual living room, with verdant views to the neighbouring park, as well as the dining area and an undercover alfresco perfect for barbecuing on warm summer nights.
Speaking of warm summer nights, you’ll find it hard to choose between the beach (only a few seconds away) and this enticing pool (only downstairs):
Back inside, bedrooms are blank canvases for each occupant to shine – and showcase views to the garden via the cosy box window seats, as well as the primary suite’s grand outlook through huge windows over the pool and to the ocean.
Bathrooms are as sleek as you’d expect, mimicking the kitchen’s minimalistic and functional approach.
To check out more of the architect’s work, head to Craig Steere’s website HERE.
Photos courtesy of Crib Creative