A modern contemporary house architecture design which called the Esuoh House is completed designed by the architect Hofman and Brown Architects. This living space project is designed by the architect based in Yallingup, Western Australia. The architect want to re-invent the Yallingup holiday house, create a retreat from the everyday, a destination in itself, a gateway where the client can watch a movie under the stars or sun themself on a daybed by the pool, a striking and sophisticated ‘bunker’ which is out of the ordinary.
This house design is intended to create a simple dweling which exudes a resort ambience with a contemporary feel and a blend of style and comfort, this is the brief from the client for their 2009 square meters site which is precisely located in the heart of the south-west wine region of Western Australia and it is set within bushband and connects to the public open space to the east. The architect client wanted a private retreat for their new living space, it is to suit their family with two children, a place to share with friends, a house with a difference in the luxury holiday rental market. The aim is to enjoy the connection with the adjacent bush landscape while also creating a more private “internal” connection to the outdoors, with a protected northeast “outdoor room” which is incorporating the plunge and the outdoor cinema, it is framed by the enclosing stone walls.
While for it’s robustness, ease of maintenance, environmental performance and local flavour, the materials palette is chosen. To form a restrained but textural language for the project, the stabilised rammed limestone walls are a warm grey and it is combine with the waxed dado plaster, polished concrete, aluminum, glass and stone. The single level living space is comprises 8 bays of 3.6 meter wide, linear in plan. Each of this is separated by stabilized rammed earth blade walls. The only source of water for the house is the single low pitched skillion roof which collects the rainwater. A full lenght “verandah” which is provides an indoor/outdoor transition space for the living room and each of the four bedrooms are shades the fully glazed north elevation. To frame views and capture breeze, the south, west and east elevations are predominantly soolid earth walls with strategically placed “punched” openings. An environmentally responsive habitat is provided by the maximum solar access, effective cross ventilation and the high levels of the natural daylight.
This living space project has been almost fully booked as a luxury holiday retreat since its completion. The extremely positive guest reviews are testament to the fact that the owners have provided a unique and sophisticated destination, that is, indeed “out of the ordinary”.
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Photography by Chantel Concei