Located in an established residential suburb of Brisbane over looking a beautiful treed golf course, the home has been generously designed to suit a couple who love to entertain their large family that visits regularly from Brisbane and abroad.
The site originally housed a very tired old 1970’s brick and tile two storey home that didn’t maximise the outlook to the golf course. Working closely with their clients, Studio 15b worked to demolish the old home to make way for a custom design. The home was primarily to be one that could be lived in for as long as possible throughout the owner’s older years, so a single storey design was adhered to.
And it’s the outlook over that golf course – such a symbol of this couple’s enduring love affair with the game – that takes centerstage as soon as you enter through the front doors. Visitors are welcomed with a view from the entry directly down the centre of the exterior swimming pool and the treed outlook beyond.
The double volume entry space, flanked by a stone clad blade wall with openings framed in thick reveals of timber veneer, divides the home between the private spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms from the public zones of open planned living, dining and kitchen.
High-level openable glazing allows heat to escape and ensures the home is a natural light filled space, the extra large lighting feature shape shifting within the void to become moon-like by night.
The architect, Allison Smith from StudioStudio 15b, also ensured that The Golf House was equipped to offer electric buggy access from the rear of the home, enabling a golf buggy to be driven from the house straight on to the course. But there’s no need to roam too far to practice your swing – the coupe have their very own putting green in the backyard for those times when putting practice is required – or just to entertain the grandchildren and other guests.
Architect: Allison Smith, Studio 15b
Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones