Situated in the coastal hamlet of Barwon Heads, this beautiful family home has the best of both worlds. The family had a block of land looking across the Barwon river with all the benefits of living in a small coastal community. With the property backing onto a nature reserve, the use of natural materials was one of the highest priorities for these clients. This architecturally designed modern family home needed to provide open space living, clean lines and natural finishes throughout.
The challenge was to capture the incredible uninterrupted views surrounding this parcel of land. With the client’s intention to build a double storey home, things such as the soil condition and potential drainage issues were always at the forefront of any design and planning proposal. The need to construct something unique yet not interrupt the natural environment was always going to be challenge. Orientation of the home to utilise the passive solar aspects available but also capture those subtle breezes that only natural waterways provide, played a big part in the overall design and construction of this home.
The clients wish list, and open communication with the architect provided the following key components of this new home: