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Jump Off A Cliff and Land in Bed in this Edgy Australian Home

Jump Off A Cliff and Land in Bed in this Edgy Australian Home
Jump Off A Cliff and Land in Bed in this Edgy Australian Home, Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Modscape
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Modscape

Picture yourself waking up daily to a 180-degree view of the ocean without leaving the comfort of your living room. The owners of the as-yet-unbuilt Cliff House have teamed up with Modscape of Australia to design their compact dream home, delicately perched above open water, hanging off the cliff's edge. Cliff House redefines "living dangerously" with its vast floor to ceiling windows and slender steel supports acting as the only separation between watching Jaws and actually being in Jaws.

Dive into Cliff House with images, plans and more info after the break.

Living Room Interior. Image Courtesy of Modscape
Living Room Interior. Image Courtesy of Modscape

The four storey home sits beneath a clifftop-level two car garage, virtually invisible from afar. As if in a James Bond film, the car is parked atop the sleek home where the user can enter through a discreet staircase leading to the space below. Once inside, users discover the panoramic views offered in each of the glass-encased spaces. The spaces are stacked to grow more private from top to bottom, with the kitchen stacked above the living room, stacked above the bedrooms, with a private terrace beneath. The modestly proportioned home includes a full kitchen, dining room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms including an ensuite, and a spa on the open air terrace. 

Elevation. Image Courtesy of Modscape
Elevation. Image Courtesy of Modscape

Modscape takes its name from its signature modular design style, rooted in sustainability and speed. Modscape was challenged to rethink its typical modular design for Cliff House due to its remote location on the coast of Australia. The home will be constructed of several stacked modular units anchored into the face of the cliff using engineered steel pins. In response to extreme coastal conditions, the oceanside wall of the of the home tapers toward the cliffside creating an angled glass-curtain interior throughout the home.

Living Room Interior. Image Courtesy of Modscape
Living Room Interior. Image Courtesy of Modscape

The home is designed to emulate barnacles as they cling to the hull of a ship, hence its position below the edge of the cliff. The designers at Modscape have described the home as a "natural extension of the cliff face rather than an addition to the landscape, creating an absolute connection with the ocean." All it needs now is 007 himself and an invisible Aston Martin in the garage. 

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    285.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

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Cite: Finn MacLeod. "Jump Off A Cliff and Land in Bed in this Edgy Australian Home" 12 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/547904/jump-off-a-cliff-and-land-in-bed-in-this-edgy-australian-home/> ISSN 0719-8884
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