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Inventive Sliding Screens Create an Adaptable Home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

Contemporary homes can be creative, warm, inviting and eco-savvy and be so without sacrificing aesthetical value and a sense of sophistication. Nestled on the famous Sunshine Coast of Queensland and in the interior of Noosa Shire, the Tinbeerwah House overcomes topographic challenges to fashion a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay. Designed by teeland architects, the minimal and modern family residence relies on innovative sliding hardwood screens to alter between a ‘privacy mode’ and an ‘open, inviting mode’. The large screens quickly slide open and shut depending on the season and the necessity of the homeowners to create adaptable, varied living conditions.

Smart sliding hardwood screens create a flexible living area

The home is partly built into the landscape with the lower levels containing the more private rooms and the master bedroom. It is the upper level that holds the living area, kitchen and dining space which open up towards the garden area. It is a wonderful blend of serenity, seclusion and harmony with nature and the presence of the permeable timber box next to the stoic concrete walls in black provide even more visual and textural contrast. With a view of the ocean in the distance and a solar-powered interior, this green home feels both exquisite and eco-friendly. [Photography: Jared Fowler]

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Polished and spa-styled bathroom in black
Reflective pendant lights above the dining table act as eye-catching sculptural additions
Tinbeerwah House in Noosa Shire
Dark blue gives the kitchen a sophisticated and contemporary appeal
Fabulous use of dark blue and white in the contemporary kitchen

The house is designed to collect its own solar power and rain water for use in the house. Then the waste water from bathrooms, kitchen and laundry is recycled on site then used for irrigation and bush regeneration. There is a small orchard and terraced vegetable garden, completing it as a contemporary sustainable house.

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Pool with a view of the natural canopy and ocean in the distance
Sheltered entrance to the Aussie home with ocean views
Simple and elegant pool of the Tinbeerwah House
Walkway and entrances to the house accentuate its contemporary appeal
Lovely use of slats provides a balance between ventilation and privacy
Cantilevered structure of the Tinbeerwah House

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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