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Barwon Heads House
by Adam Kane Architects

Barwon Heads House by Adam Kane Architects
Photo by Timothy Kaye

Adam Kane Architects has transformed a cottage in a coastal Australian town into a contemporary dwelling that creates connection throughout the home.


The project revives a run-down weatherboard cottage near Melbourne through careful use of textural tones and deep understanding of the sense of space.

The entire existing cottage façade and roof is rejuvenated with a deep black palette, which delineates itself from the deliberately weathered, yet refined 'barn style' extension.

The transformation maintains a strong connection between inside and outside, old and new, while also deliberately playing on the sense of space using compression and release, to create a unique and unexpected experience as residents move through the home.


This project has been longlisted in the house interior category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Adam Kane Architects

Project: Barwon Heads House

Read more: Adam Kane Architects

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