The interior design approach of Wren House is a conscious departure from the vast majority of custom homes in the local area.
The relaxed beach house is re-imagined with warm walnut timber tones, rich natural clay, and bolder hues of maroon and blue. A sophisticated set of materials and details inspired by a jet setting 1960s cool. Just add a Whiskey Sour.
Much like Heron House, a recently completed home on the same precinct, the floorplan is arranged around a central garden courtyard which provides an outdoor retreat with a sense of refuge and privacy. With seasonal living in mind, the garden courtyard with its informal soft landscaping is connected to the house via a light filled dual aspect living, kitchen and meals open plan area. In addition to all year round considerations of light and solar access, the house plan is laid out with secure cross ventilation high on the agenda be it the living quarters, bedrooms or the entry gated breezeway.
By design the dwelling is intended to recess and blend into the bush, only emerging to create height and half volumes experienced internally in the living room and main bedroom.
In an ode to the Mt. Martha beach house tradition, the skin and bones have been carefully selected with the robust masonry offsetting the weatherboard cladding building vernacular of the local area.
Completed December 2021
Designed by Wolveridge Architects