This awesome residential project is a joint venture between Madeleine Blanchfield Architects and Bates Smart Architects. Cottesloe House is a modern house and designed for a retired couple. This single-storey house is built with the use of limestone to design its external walls and garden walls.
This modern house maximizes protection especially from seaside winds with a protected courtyard back. It has an open plan living and kitchen with a bedroom wing located beyond the house outdoor space. The rough limestone is used on garden walls while the rammed limestone for the external walls. This material is a popular and readily available local material, a perfect material for the retired-couple house.
With its design, construction, and materials, this house has won the AIA Marshal Clifton Award in 2010.
Cottesloe House Gallery
Photographer: Tyrone Branigan