The Dangar Island house
We are always dreaming about ‘our next home’. And although we don’t want to move at all, and have to finish our home, I certainly love a little daydreaming. For me, this home has it all, from wooden window sills with the best view, to large bedrooms and a kitchen to die for. I really love all the wooden furniture and details, so I guess this is something we want to bring into ‘our next home’. - Vivian
The house at Dangar Island overlooks the Hawkesbury River through the tops of native angophoras. The home is designed by Robertson & Hindmarsh Architects and is situated to maximize sunlight both internally and on the wide deck overlooking the view.
There are three bedrooms: two with queen-sized beds and great views, and one with twin beds. The generous living/kitchen/dining space is open-plan and beautifully decorated in a mix of timber and linen with designer furniture mixed with key vintage pieces. There are two bathrooms, both with showers and louvered windows to the outdoors.
The house is a weekender built on an island where there is no vehicular access and where the site was zoned a potential fire hazard. The house hugs the steep site with the main living and sleeping areas on one level and the lower level being guest accommodation and providing access to the track that links the house to the water. The house is dark painted timber so that it visually sits into the site and not visible from the water. Corner windows and doors allow the house to open to the views and sun.