In the picturesque setting of Noosa, the Mermaid Quay House emerges as a testament to architectural brilliance and a sanctuary for leisure seekers. This family retreat, strategically positioned at the tranquil water’s edge, seamlessly blends contemporary design with the serene beauty of its surroundings.
The architectural masterpiece skilfully divides private and public spaces across two distinct floors. The ground floor, characterised by expansive, cool materiality, hosts generous living, dining, and kitchen areas. A grand 6m high hallway serves as the nexus, connecting the river view to the street, allowing natural breezes to flow through and infusing the home with a refreshing ambiance.
The upper floor is a private retreat, housing principal bedrooms and bathrooms. Carefully curated view angles, translucent glazing, adjustable curtains, and screens create a cocoon of tranquility. This deliberate design not only provides a reprieve from the openness below but also maximises breathtaking outlooks to the river.
The architecture and interior design of Mermaid Quay House embody a contemporary approach, skilfully balancing cool minimalist spaces with softer textures and tones. Timber and stone accents in key locations infuse warmth and refinement, resulting in a space that is not only elegant but also timeless and comfortable.
Responding to the client’s desire to engage with Noosa’s river and waterways, shared living spaces seamlessly connect to the water, fostering a feeling of openness. This intentional design blurs the lines between public and private, creating an inviting atmosphere for both family and friends.
The design journey of Mermaid Quay House was guided by a set of principles established through close consultation with the client. A commitment to contemporary, cool, and minimalist spaces with a sense of monumental scale was paramount. Building upon the success of a previous collaboration in Noosa, design ideas evolved and matured, culminating in the creation of this architectural gem.
Mermaid Quay House stands as a harmonious blend of modern design, comfort, and a deep connection to its natural surroundings. It not only offers a retreat for family and friends but also showcases the evolution of design principles through thoughtful collaboration. This residence is not just a house; it’s a masterpiece that elevates the concept of living on Noosa’s water’s edge.
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