Hargreaves Design Group excelled in executing the design brief for this challenging site with an 8-metre gradient on a beach sand dune overlooking the ocean at the seaside town of Binningup. The owner wanted to maximise the ocean views & sea breezes with expansive glass windows to all living rooms and bedrooms. Situated on the coast a short walk to the beach can prove relentless on building materials. The owner wanted a feature set down slab for light to feature pebbles at the entrance and bathrooms. This provided the perfect opportunity to mix the exterior materials of raw off-form concrete with face brick that require absolutely no maintenance and can take the brunt of the winds, sun and salt. Set only 1.5metre to the rear of the block Veen’s designed an undercroft for the garage that lifted the 2 storeys and then offset the 2 levels giving sweeping views from all the bedrooms and living areas to maximise the ocean views. With the alfresco and terrace and living opening to outdoors, the kitchen is the hub which affords uninterrupted connectivity. The master bedroom is located on the same level to the south-west catching the sea breezes. The first floor can be opened for visitors. The mix of off-form concrete internal walls meeting the lightly polished concrete floors throughout teamed with cabinetry made from warm timbers and simple white kitchen cabinetry give this home a minimalistic beach house feel with an excellence sense of function and form.