- Name: Nautilus
- Type: Modern Contemporary
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 20
- Size: 42,517 sq. ft.
- Built: 2016
Outstanding in every way, the extraordinary Nautilus residence is a stunningly modern 6-storey luxury resort style home set upon a slope at the water’s edge of prestigious Burraneer Bay in Sydney, Australia. Named as one of Australia’s best luxury homes and winner of the House of the Year at the HIA-CSR NSW Housing Awards, this stunning waterfront residence is Sydney’s Sutherland Shire was a four-way collaboration between architect Cameron Jones, the client Steve Shelley, interior designer Emma Buchan of EB Interiors, and Sammut Developments.
The design concept adopts the fundamental principle of the site, with an extended central rectilinear axis, which is concealed largely from direct site lines, below ground level. The plan geometry of the residence disseminates or flowers perpendicularly in an open, organic flow from its central axis. The external form reflects a principle of shelter and cover by providing broad horizontal overhanging eaves suspended above expanses of glass, stone and water. The vertical elements of the building envelope appear to propagate from the sites natural rock, or stone base, and ground the building within the natural slope as if it belongs to the very nature of the site.
The design premise, upon which the residence was overridingly formulated, was firmly implanted within the realms of an organic form of architecture that is commensurate to its natural and verdant setting on the Port Hacking Waterway. Occupying four lots on the foreshore of Burraneer Bay set over six levels; the sheer scale of the home is quite astonishing with 7 bedrooms, 2 separate guest pavilions, 20 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, a commercial grade bar and bowling alley, a gymnasium, a cellar, an underground tunnel and music room all built to exacting and luxurious specifications. Even with parking for 20 cars, three elevators and its own private beach, the Nautilus still manages to feel inviting and warm rather than cavernous and hotel-like thanks to its clever design and extensive use of natural materials.
- Architect: Innovate Architects
- Developer: Sammut Developments
- Location: 327A Woolooware Rd, Burraneer, NSW 2230, Australia