Coast House | Skein

Coast House | Skein | Photographer: Sam Noonan

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Coast House | Skein

Traditional Land Owners
traditional Country of the Kaurna people

South Australia

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
4Life Constructions
Sam Noonan
Project summary

Coast House is a family home that echoes the aesthetic of the surrounding southern coastal landscapes. The design celebrates natural materials and showcases the beauty of pure and considered architectural form and detailing.

Front and centre to the design is a focus on temporal lighting qualities and weathering materials. An large-format timber garage screen door and operable, external window screens give the project a strong visual identity. The screens allow for the building to transform from an austere and solid object into an open and light-filled set of spaces that connect the garden to the charming and colourful interiors.

Coast Houses’ 165m2 of internal living space comfortably accommodates a family of four and is the product of careful planning which has delivered a home that not only functions extremely efficiently but allows privacy and separation between private spaces and living areas.

Working through the initial design phase with Skein made us aware that we wanted the house that enabled us to slow down and enjoy the qualities of living in proximity to the coast.

The house is enduring and robust, helping us operate as a young family. It has allowed us to separate our sleeping and living quarters by incorporating a bedroom wing, as well as a quiet end section to act as a home office or guest room, along with a multipurpose adjoining carport that transforms into a kids play space.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Ben Wood, Structural Engineer
Harry Pho, Engineer
Joshua Mollison, ESD Consultant
Melanie Fragoulis, Engineer

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Coast House | Skein | Photographer: Sam Noonan

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