Perched on a hill overlooking the Maroochy River, this design is a mixed oasis which appears to float over its setting. With woodland surroundings and spectacular views encompassing the entire site, there is something beautiful to look at from every point of the house. The double-storey curved void also brings continuity to the house & lets the winter sun permeate the house making the most of its orientation.


180 degree views from
this site required a design
that incorporated the
vantage from all spaces
throughout the house


Building Designers’ Association of Queensland (BDAQ):
– 2014 – Queensland Building Design Awards – Premier Award Winner
– 2014 – Queensland Building Design Awards – New Homes 351 to 450 square metres
– 2014 – National Design Awards – National Alliance of Building Designers (NABD) – QLD Finalist
– 2014 – Queensland Building Design Awards – Regional Awards – New Homes 351 to 450 square metres
– 2010 – Queensland Building Design Awards – Residential Interiors

Having met with us and listened to our ideas and preferences, Chris basically sketched the house on a piece of paper during his first visit to our block of land, which is on a steep sloping ridge. All Chris' home's are visually stunning and we think ours is too, but more important it feels like a warm home where everything has a purpose.

Darren and Monita

Project: New Residence. Project Name: Ocean Vista. Location: Maroochy River, Sunshine Coast, QLD.
Status: Construction Completed in 2014. Building and Interior Design: Chris Clout Design.