The Boneo Country House – a completely reimagined space that is both fluid and organic. The layout unfolds to reveal the priceless views stretching over Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay.
The soft and inviting home was designed by the highly regarded Australian architectural firm, John Wardle Architects (JWA). ‘JWA has a reputation for producing exquisitely detailed work across all architectural scales, from small domestic dwellings to university buildings and large commercial offices’. What makes JWA so incredibly unique is the fact that they use ‘narratives’ to develop a design from start to finish.
The Boneo Country House entailed a complete overhaul of the existing home and a new addition that branches off to highlight the expansive views. Diego Bekinschtein from JWA explains “The decision to retain most of the existing house being informed by both economic and environmental sustainability factors”. The expansion includes new living spaces, a main bedroom suite and car parking.
“Within the new wing, curved walls set a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Timber of local species (Victorian ash) was used to line the interior, with varying textures across the floor, walls and joinery” as stated by Diego at JWA. By utilising sustainable materials like GOODWOOD, the Boneo House received a 6 star residential sustainability rating.
Victorian ash is a common choice for beachside homes, as it represents a natural timber that projects a calmness similar to the ocean. The reason for specifying GOODWOOD Victorian ash over others in the market is for its reliability and consistency when it comes to colour, grain and straightness.
Award for Interior Architecture, RAIA VIC 2018
Award for Residential Architecture (Alterations & Additions), RAIA VIC 2018
Architect – John Wardle Architects (JWA)
Photographer – Sharyn Cairns