Cottage Point House

The Cottage Point House is located in the isolated settlement within Ku-ring-gai National Park on the waterfront of Coal and Candle Creek. The site faces north over the shallow bay, facing the weathered horizontal sandstone escarpments of the opposing foreshores from which it draws its inspiration. The house features a massive sandstone base rising out of the hillside which contains cave like bedrooms, a voluminous rumpus room and the infinity swimming pool. Natural light is drawn into these rooms by means of windows into the base of the pool and a long slot skylight in the hallway. Perched upon the base are the steel and timber framed living rooms and master bedroom. Exposed timber and steel structure and a contained courtyard give the house a very private but luxurious character, without the sense of ever being fully enclosed. The house wraps around the verandah and pool, like the tendrils of land wrapping around the bay. The Cottage Point House featured in Episode 8 of Series 1 of Grand Designs Australia, on the Sydney Morning Herald Amazing Homes Series, in Box Magazine and Reforma Magazine Mexico.