The Ark

The Ark is the latest evolution of a beachside dwelling
that has been enjoyed by the same family for 60 years.

The Ark
2013

A sensitive new rear addition celebrates existing elements and is separated from the original house by a long skylight which slices between original and new. Timber is used extensively and in varied methods throughout from warm internal protected ceilings to rougher, board and batten systems externally which will gracefully wear over time.

Necessitated by a growing extended family and constant wear of the tough coastal environment this is the third interpretation of a holiday home in Point Lonsdale that was previously renovated by architect John Castles.

The Ark

The Ark

The reimagined plan of the house responds to the clients
own beachside rituals. Interior and exterior spaces were created
that work to embrace the experience of heading off for a surf,
coming home with sandy feet, finding a sunny place to spend
a winters afternoon, and enjoying the beach house
as a couple or with the whole family.
— Anna Dutton, project Architect

The Ark

The Ark

The Ark

The Ark

Builder: Jardine Homes
Interior Design by Bower Architecture
Photography by Shannon McGrath

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