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Stradbroke House

The owners original brief was for a small house where she and four grandchildren could stay. The main extravagance was a slippery slide.

Fold out sleep pods were an innovation developed in response to town planning limits. They take up less space when folded up and give the kids the impression they are sleeping in a tent by the beach.

It was the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Coast region House of the Year and sustainability winner. At the Queensland awards, it won the Robin Dods Award for Best Residential Architecture  Houses, and was shortlisted in the Sustainable Architecture category.

Runaway Bay Marina, 247 Bayview Street Runaway Bay


Building type: Residence
Architects: Gabriel Poole and Tim Bennetton Architects
Built:  2017
Websites: gabrielpoole.com.au ; timbennetton.com.au