PORT DOUGLAS RESIDENCE

This new-build project was completed on a modest budget & with a very compact footprint that wasted no space for a young couple & their new family. Designed to cope with all that the tropics can throw at it (there are crocodiles in the creek at the bottom of the garden), this gem of a home opens completely up to a generous deck surrounded by lush garden & water and allows comfortable indoor/outdoor use all year-round. Large eaves have been employed to control penetration of tropical sun & rain, while louvred windows are used to encourage cross-ventilation. A mixed palette of economical materials creates a modern take on the classic Queenslander.