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Project: Barwon HeadsDesigner: Auhaus Architecture, Kate FitzpatrickPhotographer: Carli WilsonWebsite: https://www.ldhomes.com.au/
Geelong-based Larkin & Drought Builders created this cleverly-designed home. The concrete walls are the main feature of the home and have been carefully and neatly constructed. A salt and pepper finished concrete slab was poured over the hydronic heating. The joinery was made from American Oak veneer and sprayed in a clear satin finish, cupboards, doors and panels used throughout to match the ceiling linings. A custom brass pendant was designed and constructed to be the central piece above the dining area. Spotted Gum decking was laid around the pool and alfresco area. Kitchen benchtops were poured in place and then polished. Culcutta Marble splashbacks were used as a contrast and the theme was continued into the wet areas for benchtops.
This stunning home is the embodiment of contemporary Australian rural architecture. It offers a rich blend of burnt orange steel and sweeping curved off-form concrete and is positioned on the site to maximise the northern access and stunning views. A prior relationship with architect meant there was a reliance on the experience, skill and knowledge of the builder to execute a highly detailed and refined home to the architect and owner expectations on-the-go. The harsh, but beautiful, environment factored strongly in the design and liveability, with energy efficiency and self-sufficiency at its heart. Bold, yet respectful of its site, it is a beautiful place to retire to at the end of the day, watch the materials patina and appreciate the sunset.
The exceptionally complex Cape Schanck Resort project was to be a benchmark of quality and required continual oversight from Kane Construction’s site management and project engineering team. The project presented a number of challenges and complexities. These included an extreme coastal and remote location exposed to wind and weather from the Bass Strait, sand dune-like soil conditions, neighbourhood tension and anti-development sentiment, complex curved structure and façade elements, curved internal walls and high-end bespoke finishes. These challenges highlight the significant accomplishment of the Kane team and its contractors in achieving a high-quality facility for RACV.