Dee Why House

A fitting residence for Evolve Partners, Thomas and Michelle Bishop, this eye-catching, eco-friendly house won the 2003 NRMA Insurance HIA Housing Industry Award for custom built homes under $1 million.

The project created considerable media attention and was featured in the prestigious Niche Media annual residential special AR03, The Sunday Telegraph’s Homeowner, and as the backdrop home on ‘Location Location’ with Deborah Hutton.

When the residence was later advertised for sale by Belle Property, it was featured in the property editorial of every major Sydney newspaper.

Project Details

Size:  400m2
Consultant Architect:  John Hooghuis, Playoust Churcher Architects
Landscape Designer:  Susan Reynolds Designs
Completed:  2002
Construction Time:  Stage 1: 8 weeks, Stage 2: 6 months
Photographer:  Brett Broadman

Here’s What Others Had To Say

“The timber cladding gives the feeling of a weightless structure that floats over the block and delivers living comfort throughout the seasons.” 

“The builder has delivered a flexible and casual contemporary home that maximises the positive features of the site including the natural rock platforms and the northeast views over Long Reef and Manly.”

“The design allows for casual yet contemporary living with easy access to all areas of the home.”

Media & Awards

Awards – Click Here To View The Award

Architectural Review, 2003 – Click Here To View The Full Article

Housing Industry Australia, Top Homes NSW – Click Here To View The Full Article

Sunday Telegraph, 2002 – Click Here To View The Full Article

Australian Financial Review 2002 – Click Here To View The Full Article

Sydney Morning Herald, 2002 – Click Here To View The Full Article