Dizzy Heights, aptly named by Landscape designer Matt Cantwell of Secret Gardens, almost hangs over the vertical cliff face of Dover Heights dress circle homes precinct. The house, a simple “L’’ shape double storey home, comprises living areas at ground floor and bedrooms above, all with panoramic ocean views.
Stafford Design Team
Bruce Stafford, Lee-Anne Katz, Adele McNab, Robert Sinclair-Kydd, Chris Trotta Interior Architecture
Stafford Architecture and Hare + Klein Contractor
Conti Constructions Structural Engineer
Alba & Associates Landscape Architect
Secret Gardens Photographer
Nicholas Watt, Michael Nicholson
In conceptualizing the design, the cliff and home were considered as an integrated elements. The elevated nature of the land provides sweeping, dramatic views to the pacific ocean, while the western spaces which nestle into the cliff focus views to the gardens. The materials and colors of the architecture are paired back and muted in tone, highlighting the native palette that surrounds the home. Interior designers Hare + Klein provided an interior concept for the home, which sought to bring comfort and refuge to the harsh coastal siting.