Hide and Seek House
Point Lonsdale, Victoria
In a quiet street, this sensitive but tough new beach house creates an intriguing sanctuary, integrated with context and landscape. Driven by the local vernacular of gently gabled houses, a sensitive building form is nestled between its neighbours.
Two entry experiences – the most apparent an informal outdoor shower which celebrates the ritual of the beach return, while a more discreet side entry leads into a central courtyard at the heart of the house.
Applied to all of their work, “revealed spaces” speaks to a process where an outcome is not predetermined and is shaped by the unique characteristics of each site, client and brief.
Rose Onans, The Local Project
Defined living spaces avoid vast open planning and bridge between separate, distinct bedroom areas. These living spaces are unveiled and re-experienced through glimpses of framed views from differing perspectives. Outlook within and beyond shifts through these spaces, which change in character over days and seasons.
Investment in the structure and shell of the house, considered bones and materials, results in a calm and surprising journey integrated with users, site and its surrounds.
AIA Victorian Architecture Awards – Houses (New) – Shortlisted
Australian Interior Design Awards – Residential Design – Shortlisted
Houses Awards – New House Over 200m2 – Shortlisted
Houses Awards – Sustainability – Shortlisted