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Merilyn House

Winner People’s Choice Award

Designer: Little Brick Studio Builder: Swell Constructions Pty Ltd
Photographer: Get Flashed Photography Location: Frankston South, VIC

The design inspiration for this impressive new home took cues from the breath-taking views over the surrounding plains. The double-storey residence was sited at the ridge and stepped down the sloping site. This resulted in elevated living areas sitting amongst the treetops towards the rear, whilst the frontage is viewed as a single-storey level ensuring the dwelling sits comfortably within its surround. Rammed earth feature walls in rich organic colours run through the entry and down the side of the dwelling, bringing a warmth into the house and contrasting with the lightweight spotted gum features. The metal-clad, angled roof form wraps over the building, enveloping the structure back into the site, creating privacy to the living areas and maintaining the link with the natural features of the site and surrounds.