The Callala Bay House
Structural steel is a defining feature of this house on the NSW south coast, expressing a seamless design through its bold, clean lines. The four-bedroom house was built to sit effortlessly within its environment. Grandstand stairs in brush box create level areas that connect the building to the hill behind, while a glazed central pavilion offers access to the surrounding views. Some 1200 pieces of steel were used in the house’s construction, which displays an attractive blend of materials including tallowwood, concrete and terrazzo floors, and New Guinea rosewood decks and cladding. A commitment to precision shows in the smooth junctions between different finishes, with the addition of small bricks indoors and out providing a further level of detail.