Western Australia, 2009
'We want you to re-invent the Yallingup holiday house, create a retreat from the everyday, a destination in itself, a getaway where you can watch a movie under the stars or sun yourself on a daybed by the pool, a striking and sophisticated ‘bunker’ that is out of the ordinary'.
This was the brief from the clients for their 2009m2 site in the heart of the south-west wine region of WA. The design intent was to create a simple dwelling that exudes a resort ambience with a contemporary feel and a blend of style and comfort. The owners wanted a private retreat to suit their family with two children, a place to share with friends, a house with a difference in the luxury holiday rental market.
The materials palette was chosen for it’s robustness, ease of maintenance, environmental performance and local flavour. The stabilised rammed limestone walls are a warm grey and combine with the waxed dado plaster, polished concrete, aluminium, glass and stone, to form a restrained but textural language for the project.