DUNE with a view
PERCHED on dunes overlooking the stunning Yorke Peninsula coastline, this spacious holiday house reaches out toward the sea. Its three pavilions are linked by a glassenclosed walkway – making the most of the majestic views from every angle.
And it has been carefully designed to be environmentally friendly. The site, says architect Max Pritchard, is one of the most sensitive he has built on.
The structure is placed atop the fragile dunes where its owners, an Adelaide family, are removing pest plants and replanting hundreds of new ones.
There are no services here: rainwater is collected for re-use, and power generation and waste water treatment occurs on site.
“And, as always, when we’re in a beautiful location we try to maximise the views,” Pritchard says.
Another aspect that makes this holiday house quintessentially South Australian, is the generous kitchen that serves as the hub of the house for its family and visitors.
The home also features sheltered courtyards and large sliding doors, so the family can spend a large amount of their time outside.
This is a house that is casual yet striking – and it serves as a place to make memories from long days fishing, swimming and watching the waves roll onto the beach below.