Architectural Window Systems supplied windows and doors from their residential brand, Vantage to the Northern Rivers Beach House to meet several design objectives of the owners.

Located near South Golden Beach, the home was designed by architecture firm Refresh* Design as a contemporary space with the owners seeking an open plan layout that would connect well with nature while still making an architectural statement. The openness in the house gives a relaxing and comfortable vibe without compromising on the privacy and security aspects. The calm and welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by the choice of a minimalist palette of finishes and colours.

The Vantage series from AWS was chosen for this project due to its elegant and sleek joinery as well as the renowned quality of the products. Slimline handles supplied as part of the hardware make them ideal for architectural projects.

AWS also supplied the Series 542 DStacker sliding door to fit a door opening measuring 3.8m wide by 2.7m high. The robust Series 542 sliding doors were used throughout the home because they suited the budget and lifestyle requirements of the owners.

Fabricators Window Makers recommended the most suitable products from AWS for the project, keeping in mind the importance of natural light and ventilation.

Northern Rivers Beach House won the ‘House of the Year’ Award at the Australian Institute of Architects 2015 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Awards.

Image: Northern Rivers Beach House (Photographer: Damien Bredberg)