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Architecture: Margaret River Residence

December 13, 2010

A four bedroom holiday retreat overlooking the Margaret River valley, with north-facing interiors that capture the winter sun.

Located on an elevated 1.4 hectare site overlooking a valley formed by the Margaret River, this four bedroom holiday house is designed to provide its owners with the perfect rural retreat. Rammed limestone blades orient all living areas and bedrooms north towards the views and winter sun. These spaces are arranged along the north side of the east-west corridor, with service spaces to the south.

A gull wing roof allows winter sun to flood the living areas, while the use of louvres and other operable sashes provide an abundance of cross ventilation. The extensive use of steel and glass provide knife-blade roof edges and the articulation of mass and form. Appropriate north facing glazing provides protection from the summer sun, allowing for stable diurnal temperatures year round.

*Team* Architect: Clayton Lindley; Interior Designer: Melanie Elliott

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