Osprey Beachside, North Sapphire

Boasting the casual beach lifestyle, the award-wining Osprey home perfectly suits it’s occupants and is a showpiece for this beach side estate.

Osprey is a contemporary beach side residence located in prestigious North Sapphire Beach Estate near Coffs Harbour. Designed as a signature home for the estate it makes optimum use of the 443m2, 14.5m wide lot with a streamlined integration between internal and external spaces. Landscaped external entertaining areas intermingle with internal living spaces with many metres of exquisite timber bifolds and sliders expanding the northern and eastern aspects with views across the pool to the coastal wetlands beyond.

Located with one road and two lane frontages this home steps effortlessly down the site displaying an interesting streetscape on all three sides. A natural flooded gum timber floor flows from the front to the rear of the home creating  a magnificent line of site and adding to the impact of the changes of levels.

Sustainability was an important aspect in this home with passive solar and breeze paths negating the need for air conditioning and 95 metres over 6 zones of hydronic in slab heating in the southern zones. Primary domestic hot water, hydronic and pool heating is via heat exchange on demand from a 90 tube Apricus Allunga with a hot water loop (no storage). This uses a computer restricted LPG for direct boost and Rotex dead water heat storage units while the rooftop 2kw solar PV panel array operates through a Nett Meter to minimise power usage. 22,000 litre rainwater collection tank, under the garage, provides all water to the house on a priority basis.

Natural light floods the home with its sweeping ceilings and additional internal windows strategically placed to allow secondary light into the master bedroom and ensuite zone. All windows and doors are fitted with Low E glass, all ceilings, interior and exterior walls and southern floors are fully insulated and all doors are of solid construction, making this a very comfortable home to live in.

Design Pine weatherboards, eave and alfresco linings and Ezitrim skirtings and architraves are plantation grown timber. Timbertech decking is formulated from recycled material and is bushfire, scratch and fade resistant and 98% of the landscaping is native. All contributing to the multiple sustainable design awards.

relevant awards

  • Built Environment Design Institute Australia – Winner 2012 Sustainable Building Designer Award New Homes
  • Master Builders Association – Winner 2012 Best Sustainable Energy Project – NSW + Regional Awards
  • Housing Industry Association – Winner 2012 Greensmart Energy Efficient Home of the Year – Regional Awards

Project Details

  • Location: North Sapphire Beach Estate