Limestone House
by John Wardle Architects

Limestone House by John Wardle Architects. Photo is by Dianna Snape.

The client’s ambition, while creating a generous, appealing living environment was a house that can generate, capture and provide everything it needs on-site, with minimal environmental impact.

An outer shell of Australian limestone is carved to reveal orchestrated window apertures. Openings on the north elevation allow for views of the sun and sky.

A central, shaded courtyard draws natural light, ventilation, and winter sun into the heart of the house. Around this calm and contemplative centre, are views and links outward to a lush surrounding garden. Locally sourced, natural materials of timber and stone will age gracefully.

This project has been longlisted in the urban house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: John Wardle Architects
Project: Limestone House
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