The home is an understated, richly textured four bedroom coastal weekend residence surrounded by vineyards. It is sited on a natural escarpment to retain the vineyards as a significant landscape feature.

The plan is divided into three segments that gently twist and pivot along a line in the landscape – beds and rumpus to the south, entry and guest bedroom in the middle and living spaces with master bedroom to the north, with all running along the natural ridgeline of the site. The linear plan is also arranged to maximise cross flow ventilation to passively cool rooms in summer and its undulations afford sheltered outdoor spaces from prevailing winds.

The building is primarily single story, however the volume rises to the north to allow a mezzanine floor that accommodates the master bedroom at its highest point A veranda runs continuously along the western edge of the building, affording improved weather protection and allowing for external circulation and sheltered outdoor activities.

Date:

2014

Gross Floor Area:

360 sqm

Consultant:

Orbit Structures Pty Ltd

General Contractor:

Bayside Peninsula Building Services

Photography:

John Gollings