Ward Road House

DESIGN IN DUALS - SHARED HOLIDAY HOUSE

Australian sisters purchased a small lot in nostalgic Pt. Londsdale and required a shared holiday house which allowed for two master zones and shared public areas with sweeping bay views. The project was designed in duals, with two master bedrooms and bathrooms at extreme opposites, two different kinds of living / study zones and two exterior decks all packed within a very small footprint. Different materials and exterior cladding were used to create distinction between the different zones. The house is built using local materials and a rainwater collection system, and isolated mechanical zones minimize energy usage. This project was as design assist by Bronwyn Breitner together with local Melbourne architect Chris Manton.

Client
Private Owner
Scope
Ground Up House
Status
Completed
Status
Collaboration with Chris Manton
Photos
Tony Miller
Exterior stair to high deck with water views
Local spotted gum timber shutters act to open or close one of the two master suites
Conceived as a game of stacking and overlapping programmatic building blocks
The large common space accommodates all the families at once, flooded with northern light and views to Swan Bay