Barwon Heads 2018-07-18T10:25:15+00:00


What was once a tired and out-dated beach shack has emerged as a sophisticated and environmentally responsive holiday home, beautifully sited and positioned near the banks of the Barwon River in Barwon Heads.

Incorporating 351 sqm of space over eleven modules, each floor offers a different sense of interaction and purpose. The home was designed with the premise of creating a transitional and accessible floor plan that reflected the family’s needs for a children’s domain downstairs complete with bedrooms, bathroom and rumpus, and a master bedroom and open plan kitchen /living/dining space upstairs that allowed for a wide prospect of the river.

The aesthetic detail throughout the home involves a tactile mix of whitewashed pine and plantation timber ceilings, sand Corian bench tops, joinery and tiling, and fibre cement cladding which not only help to absorb and reflect sunlight but also establishes a tonal relationship with the surrounding landscape.

External staircases permit the flow of external activity between the two floors. This is further enhanced by stackable, double glazed windows and sliding doors, oriented towards the north and east, which create fluency between the indoor and outdoor areas. When opened, the windows give the first floor an expansive outdoor balcony that can be moderated to suit the weather.

Exceptionally happy with the process and product. Worked closely with Jan and Prue who have created a very special place for our family. Very insightful in relation to use of space internally and to access to views from our site. 2012 build and holding up very well after 6 years.


Project Specifications:

  • Master bedroom with en suite
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Powder room
  • Laundry
  • Rumpus room
  • Open plan kitchen/living/dining area
  • Corian benchtops
  • Scyon Stria cladding
  • Pacific Teak cladding on external ceiling
  • Roof top deck
  • Oak flooring
  • Escea fireplace
  • EGR 2500L water tank


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