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Kalinda Drive Residence, City Beach, WA

The modernisation of this 1960s home in WA has been achieved through combining the base of the former structure with a new design emphasising open plan living and stunning ocean views.

A stylish stone-cladded exterior, an enlarged and opened interior, and new expansive windows and doors from Alspec, have come together to transform this 1960s house in WA into a stunning modern family home.

Inspired by the building’s original design by post-war Modernist architect Julius Elischer, and building on the base of the existing structure, this home in the Perth suburb of City Beach has been reimagined by architects Hartree + Associates. The interior has been opened to enhance light and ventilation while the new indoor-outdoor living spaces take full advantage of the proximity to the ocean and the sweeping views across to Rottnest Island.

Visitors enter the home through an oversized pivoting glass front door, from where they can already anticipate the inviting pool area and ocean views beyond. An Alspec favourite, the wide panelled Swan Evo commercial door features centre pocket glazing, delivering sharp, clean lines as well as providing security benefits.

Having used Alspec windows and doors in their previous home, the owner was keen to use the same products they knew they could depend upon to deliver their goals for this build. To maximise the ocean views, a 4.2 m wide floor-to-ceiling picture window was installed along with large panelled ProGlide High Performance Sliding doors for the opening between the indoor and outdoor living areas. The ProGlide doors were configured in three large stacking panels to enable the widest possible opening and to provide unobstructed views.

With the final inclusion of Alspec double-glazed awning windows and fixed framing to complete the remainder of the home, these complementary product choices will ensure the finished home is energy efficient, protected from the elements year round and set for the next 50 years of family living.

Project: Kalinda Drive Residence, City Beach, WA
Builder: Minchin & Sims
Architect: Hartree + Associates
Fabricator: DGA Windows
Finish: 25um Black Anodised
Photography: Con Macarlino – Shutterworks

Alspec Products Used:
ProGlide® High Performance Sliding Door
Awning and Casement Window
ecoFRAMEplus 101.6mm Centre Pocket Double Glazed Framing