Executive Beach Houses and Rural Retreat Homes by Horizon Design
When we are designing a rural property for country living, whether a beach house or a rural retreat, we feel it is best to inspect the site to gain a feeling for its unique location and natural surrounds. This also assists with the investigation of the soil and preliminary geotechnical study of the site.Every site is unique, so it is important to understand the variables specific to your property.
One of the most important variables is of course you. There is no point designing a masterpiece if it does not conform to your lifestyle and expectations. We feel that a home should be an extension of you and your family, expressing how you live and how you relate to your environment.
Once we know what you want and the lay of the land, we can then use our extensive experience to create a design that is both efficient in construction and long term energy use.
From the BEACH HOUSE to the OUTBACK RETREAT.
Incorporating some simple passive solar design is standard on all of our designs. Environmental design is fundamental to all of our jobs and is always at the forefront of our projects.
We have experience using materials as diverse as timber, brick, stone, rammed earth, mud bricks, straw bale house construction, pole framed, composite wall and roof panels and steel. Our experience also extends to eco friendly products such solar power and grey water recycling.