Woorak House is situated in Sydney’s Palm Beach region perched on the tip of a peninsula that’s bordered on one side by the Pacific ocean and Pittiwater bay. Despite its location, the site of the family holiday home had no direct views of the surrounding coast.
CM Studio decided to build the new house as a sequence of pavilions that are orientated towards the lush foliage of an adjacent nature reserve.
As you navigate through the series of pavilions, the spaces expand and compress, both horizontally and vertically creating joyful moments for the young family as they go about their everyday life. Nestled on a small site, next to a leafy public reserve surrounded by the beautiful beaches of Palm Beach. Woorak House Palm Beach captures the tranquility of the environment within its lofty volumes and framed views. Signature CM Studio elements come to life in the home’s form, planning and custom detailing that is brought together with a considered layered natural palette of materials.
Translucent white curtains evoke a breezy, relaxed feel like coastal homes on the Mediterranean or the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy. The clients were keen for the house to have a timeless aesthetic, which has been achieved throughout.