Cutting-edge design and construction combine in this stunning clifftop Ravida home on Oliver’s Hill. Affording panoramic views across Port Phillip Bay all the way to the city, this remarkable waterfront property is a true testament to Ravida’s state-of-the-art design and artisan workmanship.
The clifftop site – which was previously a council landfill – posed several challenges to Ravida’s engineers and construction team, not the least of which related to cliff stability, and exposure to high winds.
Familiarising themselves with these issues early in the design process enabled the Ravida team to specifically address them within the subsequent house plans, building location and budget, to ensure there were no nasty surprises during construction.
Beyond understanding and selecting a variety of construction methodologies (balancing cost and performance), the material selection was also critical. Special renders, windows and outdoor materials were selected to withstand the rigours of coastal weather.
In terms of design, the house is split in two by a spectacular central stair and entry atrium – with glass roof and void – leading to a remarkable ‘transparent wall’ of two-storey-high windows that wrap around the pool, capturing the sweeping bay views, and flooding the home with light. On one side of the atrium are the four master-sized bedrooms (three upstairs and one down), all with large robes and dedicated ensuites.
On the other side of the atrium are the living areas, which include a formal room and home theatre towards the front of the home, and a rear family kitchen area and the rumpus/bar area taking full advantage of the views and orientation.
The home also features a large gym with views, as well as a study, laundry, four-car garage with loads of extra storage, and four terraces/balconies that overlook the pool and the bay.
It really is a very special home.
- 80 squares
- 5 bedroom 4 bathrooms 2 kitchens 2 cars
- From $28,000/square
To discover the art of living for yourself, contact David Scott on 0437 740 654.
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