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Headland House by Atelier Andy Carson features cantilevered rooms

Sydney-based studio Atelier Andy Carson designed Headland House for Beau Neilson – the daughter of art patron Judith Neilson and billionaire Kerr Neilson – and her husband, Jeffrey Simpson. The couple's brief for the property stated that it should provide an elegant, comfortable residence for all conditions, with a two-bedroom guest house also on the site. The house is positioned on top of a hill on a 150-acre site where a ridge connects the Illawarra escarpment to the sea. From its elevated position, it looks down towards Werri Beach and Geering Bay. Green pastures and paddocks for dairy cows extend along one side of the property, while another side is lined with rugged cliffs. This eastern boundary was given to the community by the owners to allow public access to the headland and the final section of the Gerringong to Kiama Coast Walk. The building comprises a group of metal-clad volumes that wrap around a protected courtyard, with fingers at each end extending toward specific views of the ocean and agrarian landscape. At one end of the living space, a full-height glazed wall and balcony look out towards the beach. This space occupies a funnel-like protrusion that cantilevers over the hillside and is supported by angled pillars. From Dezeen: Read More