Palm Beach House, Sydney, NSW: 2006-16
One of Murcutt’s latest houses is at Palm Beach, on a peninsula of land on the northern beaches of Sydney. The secluded, steeply sloping and heavily wooded site offers glimpses through the trees down to the water of Pittwater. The house is in a high fire-risk area and, to meet regulations, has concrete floors, a steel roof and is clad externally with black-weathered zinc. The rules required the use of toughened glass throughout, and there is provision to screen the windows in the event of bushfire.