North Avoca Hideaway

Our client engaged us to design his new family home and pool and manage the project, including the construction process, from concept to completion. The brief was to design a modern contemporary home and design a unique pool and deck that would optimise the natural landscape and valley outlook.

The extreme steepness of the site was both a challenge and a rare opportunity to utilise the thermal properties of the land. We designed the rear of the house to be ‘buried’ into the earth, naturally cooling it in summer and helping to retain warmth in winter. The base of the house was designed to be constructed of stone and concrete to form robust foundations and emulate the natural stone prevalent in the area. As the eye is drawn upward the materials become lighter and more refined.

Client Feedback

I have known Claudia and Vince for many years, having worked with Vince. I engaged Claudia for the design of my home and pool at North Avoca and, from the outset, found her to be very responsive to my ideas, needs and wishes, which was a pleasant surprise having worked with many architects before who tended to inject their own style into a design rather than listen and respond to the client. The communication process during the design of my house and pool was great from start to finish and Claudia always responded to challenges and questions in a timely manner.

I would rate the quality of Claudia’s architectural design for my home and pool a 10/10. It really delivers the WOW factor and is exactly what I was hoping for and more. Claudia also designs the high-end pools and outdoor areas for my customers. The result is far from the ‘cookie-cutter’ pool designs delivered by others. So, working with Claudia has helped create a real point of difference for my business.

Overall, I believe working with Claudia on the design of my home and pool at North Avoca represented a good return on investment and I look forward to building it and seeing the finished result. I would definitely continue to work with RZK Group and recommend them to others.

Mick Masters, ECC Pools

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