Bermagui Beach House

PrizeOfficial Selection in Build (architecture)
CompanyWinter Architecture
ArtistJean Graham
Design TeamJean Graham, Cara Rodrigues, Claire White, Helen Pallot, James Embry, Philip Culpan, Isabella Hayward, Jack Mounsey, Issa El Assaad, Emily von Moger and Kelly Royle
CreditWinter Architecture & Kelly Royle Landscape Architecture ©Jack Mounsey Photography
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On a clifftop bordering Bermagui’s famed Blue Pools, Bermagui Beach House is a sensitive reimagining of a treasured retreat. Shared by the family for decades, an existing weatherboard shack was relocated to make way for a new home, drawing on the clients’ connection to place and refining the informal character of the classic Australian beach house. Our response is directly influenced by the project’s coastal surroundings, with thoughtful spatial planning, strategic orientation and materiality supporting the family’s traditions and idyllic beachside lifestyle.

Winter Architecture is a collaborative architecture practice located in Fitzroy and Torquay. With projects in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania, we work alongside a range of design professionals within our community to provide each of our clients with a unique tailored level of design expertise. Our design approach employs an acute sensitivity to site conditions and client needs, responding to each site in an amalgamative process, uncovering unique possibilities and site potential. We believe in detailing simplicity into each project, through both design and delivery, and in all aspects of practice.