Bendalong Beach House is home to a retired couple on the South Coast. This is a friendly and casual beach house, respecting the laid back nature of the community and designed to easily accommodate visiting family and friends.
A simple single-level living pavilion on the side of the road refers to the simplicity of the surrounding beach houses, many of which were built by the owners over the years. The connection to gardens and landscapes is essential for design. Kangaroos literally inhabit the house. The structural system is open and honest.
‘Operable screens allow for the control of privacy and when the whole house is opened up it almost disappears, evoking the social mood of camping’ explain the architect.
The house is in an area assessed for forest fires and as the photographs depicts almost all the surrounding bush burnt in recent fires.