Jan Juc House is a minimal residence located in Jan Juc, Australia, designed by Eldridge Anderson. The Jan Juc House is a new family beach house designed to accommodate more permanent coastal occupation and guests. The house has been designed as a quiet retreat reflecting on the traditional beach house typology of the area that has informed the scale, format and materiality of the house. A light weight roof elevates north to allow sun light deep into the living space while maintaining wide projected views south over the adjacent houses to glimpses of the ocean.
The planning for the house provides a strong address to the streetscape, yet creates a sense of depth and privacy through the careful elevation and projected front deck. An elevated double height entry and circulation stairs provides a generous sense of space, with an elongated kitchen bordering the rear with living dining and main bedrooms accommodated on the upper level. The lower level contains a further sense of quiet privacy through a flexible multipurpose office/retreat and guest bedroom areas. A solar array has been carefully concealed on the front roof, includes solar hot water over the garage and timber double glazed windows throughout.
Photography by Ben Hosking