Port Fairy Hills

Port Fairy HillsOcean Views in Comfort

Sitting on an elevated position in coastal Port Fairy, the primary objective for homeowners Pete and Christine Brown was to maximise their incredible Southern Ocean views. Collaborating with builder Tom Taylor, the couple included Portland Aluminium and Glass early in the design process to encompass bespoke fenestration solutions for the home.

The build needed to contend with the brutal wind loads coming off the ocean from the southwest and the demanding thermal efficiency goals of the homeowners.

The main living and dining area, incorporated Series 726 Thermally Broken Fixed Windows.  These double-glazed low-e units are central to the design of this build. Ensuring thermal efficiency goals are met while the gorgeous Southern Ocean views are not compromised.

The inclusion of a corner window using stepped butt joints to create a seamless wrap around the building is a unique glazing feature. Requiring faultless execution to showcase the frameless corner joint and expanding views.

Centor screens installed on the Series 731 Thermally Broken Sliding Doors enabled the benefits of the central courtyard to be brought into the kitchen, living and dining areas. Providing that indoor, outdoor connection.

Throughout the rest of the home, Series 755 ComfortEDGETM Awning Windows and Fixed Windows  were utilised for their energy efficient ratings, modern aesthetic and affordability.

The result was a beautiful, practical and energy efficient home that met the owners’ many expectations. At the completion of the project, the owner stated, “We knew we were dealing with A-graders and our expectations have been met.” 

Fabricator: Portland Aluminium & Glass

Builder: Tom Taylor

Photographer: Linda Jemmett

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