The Scotland Island House II is designed to capture the stunning views of Pittwater and the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, as well as surrounding bush and nearby beaches. The design prioritises the view and the privacy of neighbouring properties by placing living rooms on the upper level and bedrooms on the lower level. Ample winter sun reaches deep into the living rooms, and the folding roofs afford high and low-level windows to promote natural cross ventilation.
Dark and muted Spotted gum cladding allows the building to visually nestle into the tree-covered hillside, which moderates the impact of the building within the natural setting of the island and when viewed from Pittwater. The underside of the roof is clad entirely in Spotted gum ceiling boards with exposed hardwood rafters. Timber is used in all aspects of the building and its surrounds, including a timber path and stairs that lead from the private jetty to the house.
Design: Sam Crawford Architects
Photography: Brett Boardman