Minimalist design and an empowering love for modern architecture and nature made the Fairhaven Residence possible. As part of John Wardle Architects portfolio, the house displaying a geometric design is located above the Great Ocean Road on the Victorian coastline of Australia. Built around a central courtyard protected from harsh winds, the modern residence opens to this protected interior space to create a seamless connection to the outdoors. Overlooking panoramas of the surf beach below and extending the views across the ocean, this home proudly displays its 4,628 square foot floor plan right above the ocean.
Everything in this home is about access to panoramic views and an integration of the outdoors inside. With a zinc-cladded exterior, the highly contemporary house composes an anticipatory relationship with guests.
Interiors were spectacularly composed of wood captured within sleek design lines. This not only contrasts with the exterior use of materials, but it gives the impression of a warm atmosphere, close to the feeling of a cocoon. This is where the oversized windows come in, opening the cocoon to astounding panoramas and visually merging the inside and outside. From floor to ceiling, including the walls and cabinetry, the spaces showcase a perfect marriage between folding and unfolding architectural lines and a tempered warm environment.