Projects

The Light House at Norah Head

The ‘Light House’ shines bright again

The Light House at Norah Head captures the essence of Australian Coastal living within its very fabric. The project adopted a truly collaborative approach between the Architect, Client and Builder enabling an enhanced design dialogue throughout the construction process. The project is the result of what happens when the Architect, Client and Builder come together and feed off each other’s ideas.

The Light House, as its namesake suggests, stands as a bright and inviting beacon, a celebration of modern family living. It’s one of those homes that welcome you with open arms. Warmth and texture are at the heart of the design and reflected in the exterior material palette. When you walk in the front door, you instantly feel grounded as high volumes are balanced with fine grain texture and lots of natural light. The Stone and masonry blade walls that frame the entry, fold inward to enhance the sense of indoor-outdoor living.

Like a big warm hug, the interiors use high-quality natural materials to curate a sense of familiarity and comfort. Through clever planning, pockets of intimate space are created which provide the occupants with sanctuary and respite, whilst enhancing the connection to the landscape. Featuring a number of unique joinery pieces and a natural colour palette, the finishes reflect the nearby Australian bushland of Wyrrabalong National Park to the West and LightHouse Beach to the East.

Fabric Architecture Studio, Loughlin Furniture and Hudson Lane Projects have teamed up and the result is a spectacular, light-filled, Australian coastal home. Homeowners and directors at Loughlin Furniture, Rob and Jess are thrilled with the outcome of the project, and with the opportunity to showcase Loughlin’s beautifully crafted joinery.

The outdoor dining terrace acts as an extension of the open-plan living area and creates continuity between inside and outside, enhancing the connection with the garden.

Architect Brent ~ Fabric Architecture

Front facade featuring Sawtell shiplap vertical entry Door
Front facade featuring Sawtell shiplap vertical entry Door
Entry featuring Sawtell shiplap vertical entry Door and Gather Co 'flinders' Stone
Entry featuring Sawtell shiplap vertical entry Door and Gather Co 'flinders' Stone
Fabric Architecture's vision and plan
Fabric Architecture's vision and plan
Render by Pair Studio
Render by Pair Studio
American Oak handrail and accents created for The Woodworkers Barn
American Oak handrail and accents created for The Woodworkers Barn
Loughlin custom American Oak stair treads
Loughlin custom American Oak stair treads
Pacific Rattan Entertainment unit
Pacific Rattan Entertainment unit
Crescent internal door
Crescent internal door
Loughlin custom joinery in American Oak
Loughlin custom joinery in American Oak
Avoca vanity and Bayview shaving cabinet in American Oak
Avoca vanity and Bayview shaving cabinet in American Oak
Main bedroom feat Pacific Rattan Bed and Norah Bedside
Main bedroom feat Pacific Rattan Bed and Norah Bedside
Main lounge feat custom size Pacific Rattan Entertainment unit
Main lounge feat custom size Pacific Rattan Entertainment unit
Loughlin custom kitchen feat Slabshapers concrete top
Loughlin custom kitchen feat Slabshapers concrete top
Custom Loughlin Dining table and chairs
Custom Loughlin Dining table and chairs
Alfresco area feat suspended concrete slab, decking and natural lay stone.
Alfresco area feat suspended concrete slab, decking and natural lay stone.

Key Products Used 

 

Externally:

Weatherboard: James Hardie Linea 

Aluminium Windows: Sublime Aluminium 

Timber Sliding Doors: Loughlin Furniture

Roofing: Colorbond Surfmist Matt

Timber Fence: Tasmanian oak 

Stone Cladding: Gather Co

Concrete Planter Box: Slab Shapers

Front Door: Loughlin Furniture

 

Internally:

Flooring: Hurfords Flooring 

Stairs: Loughlin Furniture 

Balustrade: Designed and templated by Loughlin furniture – made by local metal worker 

Tiles: Tile cloud and Gather Co 

Stone: Gather Co ‘Flinders’ Natural Lay stone.

Lighting: Custom pendants by- Designed with Lighting guild and Loughlin furniture 

Internal Doors:  Loughlin Furniture – Crescent internal door

Door Hardware: Keeler Hardware

Built-in Entertainment units upstairs and downstairs: Loughlin Furniture – Pacific Rattan unit.

Kitchen island Bench: Slabshapers concrete – McTavish and Loughlin Furniture custom base, legs and oak top.

Kitchen & Butlers Joinery: Loughlin Furniture

Carpet/ Rugs: Carpet One, Chatsworth: Cavendish wool & Rugs for Good

Curtains: DIY Blinds; Main Bed – Marzipan, All living areas – Pearl.

Tapware throughout: Sussex Taps & Brodware

Project Team

Architect: Fabric Architecture Studio

Builder: Hudson Lane Projects

Joinery: Loughlin Furniture 

Engineer: Halcrow 

Lighting: The Lighting Guild

Photographer: Ben Cole Photography