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


Jardine Holmes

Shannon McGrath

Sensability Garden Design


Alexandre Lourie, AL Film Australia


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

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