Inside an Award Winning AirBnB With Breathtaking Views of the Ocean (House Tour)

In an area where expansive views can quickly overwhelm, Dovecote by Atelier Andy Carson is settled comfortably within the landscape. Comprised of The Headland and The Range, the award winning Airbnb pulls the surrounds into balance with its materiality and interior design.

Positioned alone in the South Coast town of Gerringong, Dovecote is butted by lush rolling hills that slope down towards the shoreline. A house tour of the award winning Airbnb reveals that it embodies a detailed design brief which stipulated a contemporary main house – The Headland – visually countered by a simpler construction, The Range.

A built reaction to place, Dovecote is designed to thrive in a harsh coastal climate. The material palette is tailored to robust functionality – metal cladding maintains its structural integrity under salty ocean spray and allows the award winning Airbnb to visually recede into the shadows of the hills.

In The Range, copper louvres to the western side enable residents to control access to natural light and views of the farmland. Decks are placed to the north and south so that on any given day, visitors to the award winning Airbnb can use the architecture of The Range as a windbreak or utilise passive solar power.

Through the concealment, introduction and reintroduction of striking vistas, Dovecote preserves the special qualities of its site. Atelier Andy Carson expertly controls the influence of the natural surrounds, ensuring that the award winning Airbnb is as liveable as it is showstopping.

00:00 – The Local Project’s Print Publication
00:21 – Introduction to Dovecote
01:00 – Andy Carson – The Architect
01:29 – A Detailed Brief
02:17 – Finding Longevity in The Material Selection
02:54 – The Inspiration for The Headland
03:34 – A Walkthrough The Headland
04:13 – The Original Use for The Courtyard
04:32 – Approaching The Views
05:03 – The Inspiration for The Range
05:52 – Celebrating The Western View
06:20 – Immersion In The Landscape
07:04 – The Architects Favourite Aspects
07:31 – Subscribe to The Local Project’s Print Publication

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Photography by Tom Blachford and Declan Blackall.
Architecture by Atelier Andy Carson.
Build by Bellevarde Constructions.
Styling by Dovecote.
Landscape Architecture by Peter Glass & Associates.
Engineering by Ken Murtagh.
Filmed and Edited by O&Co. Homes.
Production by The Local Project.

The Local Project Acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the land in Australia. We recognise the importance of Indigenous peoples in the identity of our country and continuing connections to Country and community. We pay our respect to Elders, past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Indigenous people of these lands.

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