The River Houses

Four private houses on the Brisbane riverfront at Norman Park.

Overview

The River Houses maximise the opportunity of the north facing, riverfront site. The four houses step down the steep site to the river, allowing views from Teneriffe through to Brisbane City from all but one of the seven levels. The three level houses are arranged on two lots, back to back. The lower houses feature pontoons on the river while the upper houses have a volumetric title to protect the views long term. The houses to the street reflect Queensland vernacular architecture within the site’s character zoning, whereas the other houses present with a contemporary design. Landscaping has been designed to frame existing trees, which have been protected and maintained. Skylights and voids throughout maximise light while all spaces are designed to take advantage of the site’s aspect to the river outlook.

Details

Client
Ekkopoint Properties
Location
Norman Park, QLD

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