This unique architect designed beach house in Cape Schanck is close to the bay and back beaches, golf and wineries, the house is ideally situated for a great break away and is perfect for children.
This award winning, architecturally designed custom built home has been widely acclaimed both Nationally (best house, national Royal Australian Institute of Architects awards) and Internationally due to the innovative design, particularly the internal water tank which contributes to keeping the home cool in summer.
Set amongst the tea tree, this environmentally conscious property accommodates up to 8 guests (maximum of 6 adults) with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living area complete with heating panels and a stunning stone floor and a Jetmaster open fire. State of the art kitchen complete with S/S Franke appliances and D/W.
The private outdoor patio has external speakers and is the place for you to relax and enjoy, with outdoor setting and BBQ.
This house is located in an area near rugged coastline subject to strong prevailing winds and sits within an expanse of native tea tree. The pattern of tree growth is caused by light stimulus, or phototropism. In this project the analysis of dynamic forces – wind energy, wind turbulence and phototropism – have informed the modeling of the building envelope.
Within the living room the ceiling wraps down to an internal water tank. The tank cools the ambient air temperature of the living room during summer, supplies rain water, and structurally carries the roof load.
Wind scoops on the south elevation also act as a passive thermal device. These scoops trap cooling winds during summer whilst providing shading from the hot afternoon sun.
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Cape Schanck House Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia
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Cape Schanck's stunning coastline provides attractions for all types of visitors, whether you choose to visit one of the 62 wineries in the area, play a game of cliff-top golf (10 mins walk), take a walk along the boardwalk or up to the lighthouse with spectacular coastline views, or snorkel amongst the wonderful marine life in the rock pools.
Drive along our coastlines and cruise our quiet country roads, and the Peninsula's love affair with wine, fresh produce and bountiful food on the table quickly becomes obvious.
The Peninsula's landscapes are reminiscent of the Mediterranean too, with silvery olive groves, rolling hills laced with vineyards, waterfront cafes and restaurants, roadside signs for strawberries or free range eggs and lively local markets where growers bring just-picked and just-made produce.
Our gentle maritime climate puts a very individual stamp on Mornington Peninsula wines, as do the micro-climates which result in quite different wine styles from the same grapes grown at neighbouring vineyards.
Cape Schanck is located 1 hour and 10 minutes drive from Melbourne CBD.
Left on 07/08/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 8, 2012Stayed Oct 2011
My boyfriend and I were looking for a boutique place to impress his parents and 20 something brother who were on a trip over from the UK.
Cape Schanck really fit the bill. The house is a Robin Boyd architectural award winner and is just stunning to be in. You feel really close to the tea trees in the garden, all the while sitting in a very cool bespoke designed house with all mod cons and even a log fire in winter. It's very quiet and excellent for stargazing too.
We loved cooking family dinners together with wine from one of the local wineries and chilling out together in the lounge or on the terrace.
His parents loved it and really enjoyed the amazing house, garden and log fire! I'd definitely recommend the house to anyone looking to stay in a unique and unusually cool holiday rent in a stunningly beautiful part of the peninsula.
Left on 07/08/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 8, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
We visited this stunning property over a weekend in January and can honestly say it has left a long-lasting impression! Not only was the location fantastic in the heart of Cape Schanck but the actual architecture of the property is truly unique with its masterly use of space providing the feeling of the outside being very much a part of the inside. If you are looking for a true retreat in an idyllic location, my husband and I can't recommend this enough!
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