Red Hill House
Red Hill, Victoria
The views to the sea dictated the location of this house to be between an existing garden and the open paddocks. A bridge structure, designed to resemble a “jetty”, was devised to link the new house to this garden.
The lower rooms contain the sleeping quarters and a studio, whilst the upper living spaces are arranged according to their relationship to the different aspects of the site. The south oriented towards the sea; the north towards the garden and made up of three separate bays, like bathing huts, disguising a single living space. Above these spaces a room breaks the roofline and projects into the treetops. Its suspension lets it live in the bush. The corner windows open completely at the height of the branches, allowing the space to enter into dialogue with the sky, the sea and the site itself.