A response to the dramatic 150 acre site where a ridge connects the Illawarra escarpment to the sea.

Extruded volumes wrap around a protected courtyard, while fingers at each end cantilever toward specific framed ocean and rural views.

The Werri head land and several acres of the site’s eastern boundary were given to the community allowing public access to the headland, foreshore and final connection of the Gerringong to Kiama Coast Walk.  

Project Type: Single residential

Size: 400sqm

Site: 602,600sqm

Project Team: Andy Carson, Tom Potter, Catherine Bailey-Smith, Alvin Tsang

Head Contractor: Bellevarde Constructions

Structural Engineer: Ken Murtagh 

Landscape Architects: Peter Glass & Associates

Surveyor: Allen, Price & Scarratts

Photography: Michael Nicholson, Tom Blachford, Kate Ballis 

"The robust dwelling actively explores the relationship between structure and scenery" 


"Otherworldly concept house..." -GQ Australia

"An extraordinary home for its human inhabitants" -Opumo Magazine (UK)


2019 Australian Home of the year

2019 Custom built home 

2018 Master builders Award for Housing (Bellevarde Constructions)

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