This house, the first by Jon king in independent practice sits high on the sandstone escarpment above Killcare Beach on the NSW central coast. A hardwood skeleton is carefully detailed to frame the spectacular views and protect the occupants from the sometimes harsh coastal conditions in these parts. The house was designed as a holiday residence for a family with a separate apartment for extended family or friends. The project was a winner in the Belle Steel Futures Awards in 1998 and is still in the ownership of the original client. 15 years on, 2011 will mark the first period of critical maintenance to be undertaken on the house with extensive repainting of the interior and exterior. Testament to the tough and durable structure and well specified finishes and systems employed in this exposed and very corrosive location.
1998 Finalist Belle Steel Futures Competition