Windows and doors from Architectural Window Systems helped meet the architect’s ambitious vision for a modern home in Sawtell, New South Wales.

Yaringa, Aboriginal for ‘near the sea’, is perched on one of the highest beachfront properties in Sawtell, NSW, and enjoys spectacular views of the ocean, breaking surf and coastal headlands. The clients’ brief for architect Chris Morrison of Morriarchi Architecture was to design an impressive building that connected well with the outdoors. Drawing inspiration from the ocean, Chris Morrison designed an architectural masterpiece incorporating generous entertaining areas, plenty of natural sunlight, clean lines, and a wave-like facade created by the contours of the roof and wall.

The monolithic shape of the building’s facade is reflective of the breaking surf, which can be viewed in all its glory from the home’s upper-level balcony and pool terrace. Key design features in the home include a state-of-the-art electronic driving range, pool, sauna, a 4-hole putting green, huge home theatre and even a teppanyaki bar.

The windows and doors needed to be carefully selected to further the home’s connection with the outdoor environment. The client already had a good understanding of the superior design and performance of the AWS range of windows and doors.

Consequently, the fabrication experts at SGA Architectural Window Solutions were consulted to ensure the products met the architect’s ambitious design criteria. AWS products used in the project included Magnum 618 sliding doors, Magnum 602 fixed windows, and 548 Series hinged doors. The choice of 525 Louvre Master Series frames with 152mm blades not only suits the surrounding environment and allows the ingress of natural light but also takes advantage of the sea breeze to naturally cool the house.

Constructed by Coffs Coast Developments, the beachfront home is a completely unique piece of architecture built for modern living - one that perfectly frames and interconnects with the breath-taking panoramic views of this ocean paradise.

Image: The Yaringa home; Photographer: Sinclair Black, Coastal Media