Great Ocean House

The Great Ocean House,  Aireys Inlet (01/2011- 07/2012 )

The ‘Great Ocean House’ is a building borne of a study of the landscape, a unique experience for its inhabitants whether nestling into the site at the lower level, or relaxing above in the main living area enjoying views to the stunning coastal surrounds.

 

 

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A honed Bluestone path leads guests through a break in the vegetation to the largely open and transparent Entry space, affording glimpses of the site beyond.  The folded steel staircase rests gently upon a polished concrete platform and gestures you to journey upstairs to the more social zones.  There is a logical orientation within the home.  From the top of the stair a glimpse of the sea is revealed and becomes the focal point of the Living spaces and associated decking.  Rammed Earth and restrained glazing have created an intimate Dining experience.  The Kitchen extends out to an East facing breakfast deck; positioned above the Entry below this outdoor space serves as a vantage point.  The daybeds skirting the perimeter of the Living space provide the owners with a sense that their site is the landscape.  A walk-through Study space provides a connection between the Living zones and bedroom wing at the upper level.

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