Nakari | Andever

Nakari | Andever | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Nakari | Andever

Traditional Land Owners


COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
EmAGN Project Award
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Kleev Homes
Peter Bennetts
Project summary

Nakari is 8 Hectares of farmland amongst beautiful rolling hills, 40 kilometres south east of Melbourne. The site was once the retirement property of Dr Jim Cairns, a former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and a leader of the anti Vietnam war protest movement.

The home is a dual key residence that enables an extended family to live seperate but connected lives. The site layout provides careful zoning to ensure that private and comunal spaces are well defined and that the beauty of the 270 degree views are drawn into the interior spaces.

Ultimately this is a carefully crafted ‘forever home’, that is worthy of its beautiful setting. It will age gracefully and support an extended family living well together.

Victorian Jury Presentation
Project Practice Team

Chelsea Doorne, Graduate of Architecture
Michael Smith, Design Architect
Sonia Sarangi, Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Kim Belfield Planning Consultant, Town Planner
Metro Building Surveying, Building Surveyor
Phillip Johnson Landscapes, Landscape Consultant
R I Brown Charted Structural Civil Engineers, Structural Engineer

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