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

Project Info
Traditional People and Custodians

Wada Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation

Architecture and Interior Design

Bower Architecture & Interiors

Builder

Jardine Holmes

Photography
Shannon McGrath
Landscape

Sensability Garden Design

Film

Alexandre Lourie, AL Film Australia

Awards
2017

AIA Victorian Architecture Awards – Houses (New) – Shortlisted

2017

Australian Interior Design Awards – Residential Design – Shortlisted

2017

Houses Awards – New House Over 200m2 – Shortlisted

2017

Houses Awards – Sustainability – Shortlisted

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