The Musk Creek Residence, located in Flinders, Victoria, was designed for a couple from the city and their three dogs looking to retire to a coastline farm. The steeply sloping block of the land has breath-taking views of the western port and subject to strong ocean winds. A level area for the building was created by benching the site which involves cutting into the slope with a four-metre high concrete wall.
The low-slung, glazed modernist pavilion was clad in metal, similar to that of a rural barn or shed, and finished in a deep liquorice colour. The large open spaces inside the house are made to feel warmer and more contained by the dark colour palette that continues through the interior.