Gavin Street Residence


Completed in 2018, this efficiently designed three bedroom tropical, sustainable home sits comfortably on the lower flanks of the McAlister Range, north of Cairns. The narrow floor plan captures breezes to naturally ventilate the house and minimise reliance on mechanical cooling. Verandahs front and back provide deep shade, while all areas of the house enjoy 180 degree views through the treetops to the nearby Coral Sea. Indoor and outdoor living connect seamlessly with a large covered breezeway forming the central axis of the house, separating living and sleeping zones. Images by Blueclick.

AWARD: 2019 Australian Institute of Architects. Regional Commendation.