This chic design blends industrial strength with the warmth of contemporary coastal style to create a holiday home that is unique, inviting and makes the best of the block, providing space for a family with young children and, notably a place to park the helicopter. After giving Chris Clout quite a bit of creative control, the resulting design is an exciting exploration of angles and planes, creating a dialogue of light and shade to the facade and all throughout the interior.

I found the experience with Chris Clout Design was a very smooth and easy process. Having a house built in the Whitsundays at such a long distance from their office was not a problem at all. They liaised with all of the relevant people to create a wonderful award winning holiday house for our family. I would highly recommend Chris Clout Design for their creativity and professional staff.


The owner’s personal helicopter is a prominent feature in the living area,
thanks to expansive glazing on the garage wall


Building Designers’ Association of Queensland (BDAQ):
– 2013- Queensland Building Design Awards – New Homes 351 to 450 square metres
– 2013 – Queensland Building Design Awards – Best use of Timber

Project: New Residence. Project Name: Helicopter House. Location: Whitsundays, QLD.
Status: Construction Completed in 2012. Building and Interior Design: Chris Clout Design.