Easterly House

Mannerim, Victoria

Situated on the highpoint of the site, Easterly House is positioned to take in views of the coastal landscape surrounding Swan Bay, Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait beyond. Its form is dominated by a series of sweeping arcs arranged in a concentric manner. Anchoring and concealing the volume of the house, the western elevation is constructed from towering rammed earth walls that define a robust and monolithic form within the rural terrain. In contrast to its enigmatic exterior, the functional spaces of the house open towards a fully glazed eastern facade with views across the property and the bay beyond. Its contemporary interior layers clean refined elements and naturalistic materials to cultivate a sense of tasteful luxury. Radiating lines and details of interior elements echo the overall architectural language expressed externally. Bespoke components and fixtures were deliberately selected to prioritise local craftsmanship and manufacturing. The resulting architecture is a commitment to the client's desire for a bold yet homely residence that embodies the essence of contemporary Australian architecture.

Easterly House

Its form is dominated by a series of sweeping arcs arranged in a concentric manner.

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