Balnarring Beach House

Office: Victoria
Sector: Residential
Client: Private

Consultants:

John Wardle Architects

Awards:

Victorian Architecture Medal for Best Building of the Year 1997, Australian Institute of Architects

Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award for Residential Architecture 1997, Australian Institute of Architects

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Located in Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula and completed in 1997, this beach house won the AIA Victorian Architecture Medal for Best Building of the Year and the AIA Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award for Residential Architecture.

A retreat in the sea-side environs of Balnarring, the house operates as a weekender. Like a suitcase, it is 'unpacked' on arrival and then 'repacked' on departure. The planning reflects the clients' pattern of living, the bedroom provides the first glimpses of the rising sun, the kitchen and dining areas face the northern garden aspect and the living room heralds the evening by addressing the setting sun.

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