We are currently working on a new coastal home on Hitchcock Avenue in Barwon Heads, Victoria. The project is set amongst rolling white sand dunes and tea trees that typify the surrounding natural landscape. Inspiration for the design was driven by the client’s love of mid-century style architecture such as the work of David McGlashan of McGlashan Everist. Director Jon Boucher had the great fortune of working with David in the late 80’s, and was left with an impression as timeless as the designs themselves.
The decision to use a simple external palette of brick and timber as the primary building materials is a timeless statement that fits quietly into the surrounding landscape. The masonry on the exterior of the building extends inside on some of the walls and floors. The other walls and ceilings are lined with Birch plywood and contrasting joinery, while a series of benchtops, seats, and ledges are made from a moss like green tile that is beautiful, playful, and functional.
The house follows the fall of the land with natural level changes, the use of courtyards bringing a sense of outdoors into every part of the house.