Subdued Fairhaven beach house

The Bimbadeen House is designed to compliment surrounding bush by nestling into the sloping site located in Fairhaven, Victoria, a small coastal locality which is the longest beach on the Great Ocean Road. The simple, low-lying, protective external form contrasts its light-filled, open planned interior.
Designed by Torquay based Lachlan Shepherd Architects, subdued, low-maintenance materials have been utilised so that the building will continue to age gracefully and settle in further with its bush context.
The family home is a modernist, light-filled, compact home that is protected and shielded from street view, but feels completely open internally.
Weathering (oxidised) steel, silvertop ash weatherboards, concrete burnished floor play well with the rugged coastline and the courtyard typology was implemented to “frame” bush views, but de-emphasise the neighbouring dwelling and protect internal amenity. Whilst bush-fire appropriate materials were utilised to adhere to site requirements.

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