Is it a bunker? A spaceship? A scuplture? Honestly, maybe it’s all of the above. The Cape Schank House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, is located atop a high dune at Cape Schank Victoria- first of all, a hugh dune? Where are homes located on “high dunes?” Exactly, I haven’t heard of one in awhile, meaning- this place is even more unique than your average modern home/spaceship/bunker, or whatever you’d like to call it.
The goal was to take advantage of the sweeping views, that come along with a “high dune” and to play off the landscape. The upper level extends out towards the views appearing to emerge from the Ti-Tree, explaining the interesting telescope like shape that you’ll notice from the exterior. The house architecture designer establishes a hollowed out burnt log that became the focal point in scheming this luxury residence.
Thought the home is very contemporary, minimalist- there’s a warmness, and open airy quality that would be welcoming to house guests, extended stays and children running around and playing with the various materials like the tiny pebbles that were used in the outside landscape. Overall, the most unique quality of the home is the way it peeks out from it’s cove tucked slightly away in the landscape and peers out over it’s surroundings, keeping an eye on what’s happening “outside.” Truly a unique residence!
Posted by Chelsea Latimer at 18 October, 2010