Real Estate

Creative timber home by Clinton Murray embraces curves

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by news.com.au on 2019-10-24 04:24:47

CURVES are celebrated at a fun architect-designed house in Barwon Heads that thinks outside the square.

The showstopping four-bedroom home clad in ironbark timber has hit the market just two streets back from the Barwon River.

Award-winning architect Clinton Murray devised the creative two-storey curved residence to wrap around a 30-year-old bottle tree and an arc of lawn.

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It creates the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle at 11 Margate St, where double height north-facing windows overlook a curved deck and private garden with an in-ground trampoline and nautical-inspired cubby.

Bellarine Property, Barwon Heads agent Christian Bartley said it was a fantastic family home with a playful personality in an A1 location, just around the corner from the river and shops.

Mr Bartley said the well-known architect had incorporated his signature use of timber and optimised cross flow ventilation to lend eco cred to the design.

“It’s built extremely well and will last forever and it’s a fun house — that’s what the owners call it,” he said.

“There are these north-facing windows from the ground floor to the roof.

“From every room, except the toilet and bathrooms, you can watch what the kids are doing outside.”

He said the house was designed for entertaining, with enough space in the backyard for a swimming pool if desired.

Rail heads from Melbourne’s decommissioned Princess Pier, tallow wood strip flooring and custom river red gum and hoop pine cabinetry are just some the timbers featured at the property.

A freestanding cast iron fireplace made in France is another luxury touch in the open-plan kitchen, dining and living room on the ground floor.

There are three bedrooms and a study/second living area upstairs, plus another flexible living room or guest bedroom with an ensuite downstairs.

Price hopes for the house, built by Michael Leake, are $2.9 million to $3.15 million. Offers close on November 21 at 4pm.