The house remains connected to its surroundings by positioning itself along the axis of the horizon. Colour was also a consideration, Ben says, with the frequent use of grey and silver materials “echoing the colours of the coastal landscape”. These materials were also informed by a passion for sustainable and enduring design and a cognisance of the home’s location.
Crucially, the home responds to its location by taking into account the late 2015 Wye River bushfires. “The bushfire risk impacted the design in relation to material and product selection,” Ben says, specifying materials that were durable and protective against strong winds.