Located outside Geelong, Ceres Gable House is located within a stud farm. Originally built in the 1980’s, the large site compromises of 2 additional family residences on its 700 acres. The existing home’s rectilinear form was reminiscent of an Australian homestead with a low lying verandah. To avoid simply creating a new addition, Tecture suggested internal changes to tidy the footprint and to maintain the existing character with an architectural extrusion.
The junction between the old and new is highlighted via juxtaposing concrete render and Colorbond Cladding. Large Juliette style doors becomes the heart of the home, and connects the user with the view via its scale. Sitting at the highest point of the site, the home watches over the grounds – its cantilever appearing delicate over the landscape. Architecturally, the sleek contemporary homestead replicates the idea of the Australian vernacular, with a contemporary element to harness the homes amazing views. The Cres Gables house locked in a well deserved win at 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards under Houses (Alterations and Additions)!
Tecture Architecture & Interior Design with Swee Design (styling)