We are delighted to showcase our newly completed Boneo Road Residence in Flinders, Victoria, photographed by Derek Swalwell on a recent trip to the Mornington Peninsula. The project is set on a large grazing property positioned on top of a crest overlooking the sea. With the spectacular views comes the exposure to the strong winds and weather directly off bass straight. With this in mind, bricks were chosen as the primary building material. The design of the house was a series of brick ribbons that divided the house into its various components. The masonry construction used long thin concrete bricks specifically developed for our firm by National Masonry. The bricks were laid with flush-struck mortar which using cement that matched the brick colour for a more homogenised finished surface. The cement brick was chosen for its ability to develop a soft patina over time, unlike its clay counterparts, which was more suited to the houses’ rural environment. The clients were great to work with throughout the project, and we wish them well as they settle into life in the country. The project has been nominated in the upcoming ‘Think Brick Awards’, and we are looking forward to the presentation of the awards next month.