Located on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula, Barwon Heads House by Adam Kane Architects sees an old weatherboard house transformed into a minimalist home by a contemporary extension that both sympathises and contrasts with the original house on site. Playing with the elements of dark and light, the minimalist architecture utilises dark concrete and metal together with custom-stained timber from Made by Storey, resulting in an interior that is simultaneously constrained and carefree, shadowy and bright.
The transition from the old house to the new minimalist home is a journey of compression and release, through a dark, constrained hallway into an open-plan, voluminous space. Lined in Made by Storey engineered wooden boards in a custom colour and naturally illuminated by expansive windows, this space is pared back to its essence, creating a minimalist expression of detail, space, and form.
Two key elements of the design emphasise and make use of the significant volume of the new extension. An LED light strip inset into the ceiling’s peak creates the striking impression of a streak of sunlight peeking through the structure. And with the master bedroom elevated in a mezzanine, an airy, minimal ambiance is created, which highlights the volume of the space while drawing attention to the texture and materiality of the Made by Storey timber.
While both architecture and interior design eschew the expectations of a coastal home in favour of a more minimalist approach, the purity, harmony, and alignment in every detail result in a more sensitive and contemporary response to both site and context.
Architecture, Interior Design and Furniture by Adam Kane Architects.
Timber Flooring and Ceiling by Made by Storey.
Build by Technique Construction Group.
Custom Timber Staining by Scanlan & Makers.
Rendering by Carlier &Co.
Photography by Timothy Kaye.
Video by Cheer Squad Film Co.
Production by The Local Project.
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