Barwon Heads VI
Barwon Heads, Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria, Australia
Wadawurrung Country
Single Dwelling, 160 sqm

A simple kit home updated to reflect its original mid-century modern qualities.  Sitting comfortably within its site, the house featured high ceilings and small windows, but with little sense of connection to the external landscape. The transformation opened the living and dining areas to place the kitchen centrally and open up the house to the existing and new extended decks. Increasing window and door heights have allowed light to flood in to previously dark interior spaces. A baffle screen to the front and rear entry porch and cladding insertions were added to provide strategic shade and shelter, and re-proportion the overall appearance. Removing the courtyard deck roof sheeting for new, was complimented with natural battens fixed to the underside to allow dappled light and valuable shade, and extend the second living space to the barbecue area.

Photography © Tony Evans