Waitpinga Retreat in South Australia

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Waitpinga Retreat in South Australia

Australian Modern Coastal Property – design by Mountford Williamson Architecture

7 Aug 2019

Waitpinga Retreat

Design: Mountford Williamson Architecture

Location: Waitpinga, South Australia

Waitpinga Retreat South Australia

The Waitpinga Retreat is a true holiday home, allowing the owners to escape their city life, and enjoy their coastal property and the company of family and friends in a casual and informal setting. The siting of the house provides an intimate connection with the remnant bushland on one side and dramatic coastal views on the other. A breezeway, which separates the one bedroom home from the guest quarters is the focal point of the home, creating an indoor-outdoor space under one main roof. It provides flexibility operating as an open verandah or as a sunroom when the glazed bi-fold doors are closed.

Waitpinga Retreat South Australia

Mountford Williamson Architecture’s clients wanted a house which allowed them to escape the city and enjoy their coastal property with their family and friends in a casual and informal setting. The design of the house was to provide flexibility, and reflect the owner’s desire to live sustainably.

Waitpinga Retreat South Australia

The challenge was to provide the owners with flexibility, allowing the house to be used as a one bedroom home at times, and to also open up to house visiting guests. The breezeway separates these two zones while providing an all weather indoor-outdoor living space.

Waitpinga Retreat South Australia

Waitpinga Retreat South Australia

Durable and robust materials typically used in the many surrounding shearing sheds were chosen. These included galvanised steel, Australian hardwood and fibre cement.

Waitpinga Retreat South Australia

Waitpinga Retreat South Australia

The house is totally off-grid, producing and storing power, storing rainwater, treating wastewater on-site, and heating using firewood from site.

Waitpinga Retreat South Australia

Waitpinga Retreat, South Australia – Building Information

Architect, Interior Design: Mountford Williamson Architecture

Project size: 175 sqm
Completion date: 2015
Building levels: 2

Waitpinga Retreat South Australia

Photography: Phillip Handforth

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Location: Waitpinga, South Australia




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