K House has been globally recognised as one of the world’s great modern beach houses. Sited on the Victorian surf coast the house has a shape derived from the ‘K’ of the owner’s name - Kronberg . The ’K’ has been sliced and reorientated to produce a house that some say looks like a ship while others think it resembles an explosion.
Designed as a four-bedroom family holiday home with the potential to become a retirement residence, K House is all about the ambience of beach living and has extensive decking and spectacular ocean views. Originally the exterior was to be bright red however local government regulations determined it had to be grey; a grey that the architect wryly insists is still a ‘shade of red’. Bright red lives on in the kitchen and in the dining room where a huge bright red bookcase in the shape of an inverted K holds part of the owners’ extensive book collection.
K House has an exterior that excites and challenges, with an interior that is all about the easy life.