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Residential Design – New Homes: $500,000-$1M

Flinders Beachhouse

Winner: Residential Design – New Homes: $500,000-$1M and
Special Commendation: Colorbond Award for Most Effective Use of Steel

Graham Jones Design
(03) 5975 8748
Flinders Beachhouse

This Flinders beach house is a magical lightbox, perched above a fascinating and rugged Australian coastline at Bass Strait. It responds to the owner’s desire to have a simple, livable beach house which takes full advantage of its surroundings. To minimise site coverage, as the house had to be kept to around 200sqm in size, a double storey ‘tube’ was created. The floor plan works well too: it is stylish and practical, whilst maximising views at every opportunity. Ocean and rural views have been exploited throughout, and north sun utilised.

The Judges agreed that this is a house of simple but sophisticated design, which responds well to the opportunities and constraints presented by an exciting site. The exposed portal frame construction is reminiscent of the curtain wall technology of the International Style, and allows maximum enjoyment of the rural and ocean views, with expansive glass walls forming an integral part of the whole. A stunning, yet simple solution to a complex set of circumstances!