Bendalong Beach House is a home for a retired couple on the South Coast. It is a welcoming, casual beach house, respectful of the laid back nature of the community and designed to easily accommodate visiting family and friends.
A humble, single level living pavilion on the street side draws on the simplicity of surrounding beach houses, many of which were owner built over the years. Connection to the garden and landscape was imperative to the design. Kangaroos literally inhabit the house. The structural system is exposed and honest. Operable screens allow for the control of privacy and when the whole house is opened up it almost disappears, evoking the social mood of camping.
The house is in a bushfire rated area and as the photographs depict almost all the surrounding bush burnt in recent fires.