Peter Stutchbury's Whale Beach Wedge house sold

Peter Stutchbury's Whale Beach Wedge house sold
Peter Stutchbury's Whale Beach Wedge house sold

The Wedge House, one of Whale Beach's most identifiable properties, has been sold at $2.92 million.

The home, with two wedges that extend in opposite directions, was designed by architect Peter Stutchbury and colleague Marika Jarv.

Set high above Whale Beach, the somewhat primitive house was designed to take advantage of its position overlooking the sand and sea.

“Architecture can be explained logically beyond the creative,” Stutchbury has said about Wedge House.

“The experimental thought can be integrated progressively.”

It was a tricky sloping block, offering views of the ocean, which for Stutchbury demanded an irregular design to accommodate the irregular site.

“Wedge House is an intuitive response to the issue of seaside living on a specific site," he said.

Peter Stutchbury's Whale Beach Wedge house sold

It had an initial guide of $3 million to $3.3 million through LJ Hooker Palm Beach agents David Edwards and Danielle Forde when listed in early April.

It was built between 1998 and 2000 for the current vendors, Deon and Kim Hubner, co-founders of Living Ocean, the not for profit organisation for ocean care and awareness.

They paid $520,000 for the 710 square metre property in 1998 before commissioning Stutchbury Architects to create the space now set in Pape Landscape gardens.

Professor Max Irvine was the construction engineer on the Beauty Drive project.

Peter Stutchbury's Whale Beach Wedge house sold

It won the 2003 Australian Timber Design award after its build by Bryce Campbell.

The lighter, northern wedge is designed to fly beyond its anchored partner, diagonally outward.

Its cantilevered wing homes the open plan living, kitchen and dining space.

The southern wedge is nestled into the garden and courtyard.

It is made up of the master retreat with walk in wardrobe and study.

Multiple openings connect the living areas to the gardens.

Two further bedroom, a living space and bathroom sit beach the upstairs living area and deck. 

Its land value is $1.7 million.

LJ Hooker suggest is summer rental at peak season would be $1000 a night. Or $1500 a week for a long term annual rental

 

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