With its interplay of light and dark, the home offers a truly special experience.

_project: Barwon Heads House
_architecture: Adam Kane Architects
_location: Barwon Heads, Australia

Barwon Heads is a picturesque coastal town that offers breath-taking views of the ocean, sprawling wetlands, and a picturesque river that winds through the heart of the town. The Barwon Heads House, designed by Adam Kane Architects, is a unique and special home located in this small coastal town that has become a popular destination for those seeking a slower-paced lifestyle. The dweller was drawn to this location for its scenic beauty and the opportunity to restore one of the original homes in town, dating back to 1900-ish.

The Barwon Heads House is a stunning home that has exceeded the dweller's expectations. The main living area is expansive and cocooned from outside noise, providing a sanctuary that evokes a sense of calm and quietude. The house has a unique layout and design that contributes to the overall experience of living there, with a seamless connection between the original home and new additions/extensions that is both subtle and vastly different. The home is like a piece of artwork that is robust and extremely liveable day-to-day, offering moments of large expanse as well as pockets within the home of compression and snugness.

The dweller appreciates the house's huge windows that connect to the outside and the textured earthy rawness of many of the finishes. The main living area can be opened up to feel connected to the outside, yet closed up with extensive glazing to maintain a sense of privacy. The Barwon Heads House perfectly embodies the essence of the town with its unique design and seamless connection to the outdoors, and it's no wonder that it has become a sought-after destination for those looking to live a slower-paced life in a picturesque coastal setting.

The Barwon Heads House showcases the charm and character of the coastal town of Barwon Heads. It is a testament to the town's laid-back atmosphere and relaxed pace of life, offering a unique blend of history and modernity. The dweller's experience of living in the house is one of peace, tranquillity, and the seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living, making it the perfect home for those seeking a slower pace of life in a coastal setting.


_written by Daniela Moreira Silva
_film by Architecture Hunter & Mavix
_cover image: Timothy Kaye
_drawings by Adam Kane Architects:

  1. Section 1:200
  2. Ground Floor Plan
  3. Section 1:100
  4. North Elevation
  5. Mezzanine Floor Plan

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