Inspired by nature, providing a peaceful setting in which to escape and relax, this home was created to rest within the land, maximizing its views and privacy.
- Glenn Murcutt is internationally recognised as Australia's most important architect, and he is the only Australian to win the prestigious Pritzker Architure Prize. Murcutt's greatest influence is the ever-changing Australian landscape.
- The Schnaxl Residence perfectly encapsulates the environment and aesthetic design principles that have earned Murcutt such a significant worldwide reputation. Windows and timber screens can be adjusted to suit the prevailing weather conditions, opening up the house to the breezes in summer. The home is flooded with northern light via a beautifully realised roof section through which sun is controlled by a system of aluminium blades set above a panel of glazing.
- The northern end of the home features an indoor/outdoor room which becomes a verandah in summer and a delightful sun trap in winter.
- Pittwater and Scotland Island are perfectly framed through huge windows.
- Massive main bedroom includes two beautifully indulgent bathroom suites, one with a deep bath that directly overlooks the bush and the water, the other with a huge shower, WC and bidet.
- Granite counter tops in the kitchen & bathrooms; heated, polished concrete floors throughout. There is plenty of room for storage and a wine cellar, whilst the garage has a workshop underneath which could be used as separate accommodation.
The gardens are a blend of colourful natives, lawned terraces and strikingly beautiful trees, whilst the lazy sinking sun provides the perfect backdrop, further accentuating this restful, private setting.