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Patista Residence

Completed 2014

 

Located in the beachside town of Barwon Heads, this 5 bedroom home is masked from the street by the well established landscaping on the site. It sits towards to rear of the site, in a similar position to the existing dwelling that stood before it. Led into the dwelling by a ramp alongside a natural stone wall, you enter into the main living space and the soaring cathedral ceiling and large expanse of glazing that opens onto a substantial deck overlooks and 'frames' the view of the established gardens. Amongst this you find the hub of the home...the kitchen, centrally located and with a lowered ceiling, allowing the main ceiling to soar above it.

Zoning a critical design aspect in homes, sees the living areas separated from private sleeping quarters. Additional living areas are located appropriately to ensure adequate usage and orientation with inside/outside living a main design element.

 

A detached building, which mimics the design of the main house, sits forward and slightly to the side of the main house and houses an indoor pool. The two structures are linked by the decks that wrap around them, providing various substantial outdoor living spaces to enjoy.

 

A minimal, yet very natural palette of materials and finishes, work seamlessly to allow these buildings to sit beautifully amongst the existing lush landscaping and serene coastal elements.