Crafted by the visionary John Wardle Architects, Bass Coast Farmhouse embodies the essence of traditional Australian farm buildings, offering an introspective escape from the coastal elements.
This enigmatic residence stands as a testament to architectural finesse and a harmonious relationship with its natural surroundings.
Embracing simplicity, the design is distilled into deceptively simple forms – roof, walls, and chimney – arranged around an open courtyard, delicately poised on a natural rise in the landscape. This composition creates a tactile enclosure, providing protection against the coastal environment's sometimes-adverse conditions.
The defining quality of this coastal stretch lies in its rolling dunes and rocky terrain. Placing a family home here is a weighty responsibility, demanding sensitive integration with the coastal reserves and oceanfront. John Wardle's approach to this challenge is a masterclass in architectural finesse. He describes it as an exploration of "building on terra firma" - a reverence for the solid ground.