Stirling Drive is a family home situated on the slopes of Castle Hill overlooking the Port of Townsville

Stirling Drive

Details

Client
Adam and Daniella Carmichael
Location
Stirling Drive, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Completion
February 2011 - June 2017
Value
$5,000,000
Services
Full Architectural Services
Size

845m² GFA

Description

Split over three levels with a centralised living area, upper level bedrooms and lower level service rooms. The living level is excavated back into the hillside providing a protected courtyard area and swimming pool, with the front opening out onto a wide external terrace capitalising on the panoramic views of the town below and Magnetic Island beyond. The top street level incorporates a main entry and gallery space bridge which runs across the courtyard below.

Responding to the site’s tropical climate and recurring cyclonic conditions the building fabric is built to withstand and control the elements. Heat gain is controlled on the largely open Northern facade by generous roof overhangs, operable blinds, timber screening and external fans. Side flanking walls reflective in white, externally insulated with minimal openings help to buffer the harsh Western and Eastern sun.

Location

Stirling Drive, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Brief Elements

  • Generally take advantage of the views to the north
  • Level playing area approx. 12 x 6m
  • Outdoor shower to Pool area
  • Provide visual connection between living area and pool
  • Playroom on Living Room level
  • Playroom to be able to be screened off from other areas
  • Lift

Consultants

Development Certifications
Planner
Perry McDonald Constructions
Building Contractor
Parker Hydraulic Consulting Group
Hydraulics
JNP Pawsey & Prowse
Landscape Architect
GHD
Structural
Ashburner Francis consulting engineers
Mechanical
Davis Langdon
Quantity Surveyor
J. Booy Consulting Surveyor
Land Surveyor
Coffey
Geotech
Liftshop
Lift
GVD Building Design
ESD
Tropical Energy Solutions
ESD - Solar