Merricks North Residence


This home was designed for an energetic retired couple – a place to reinvigorate their passions for cooking, writing and gardening; an escape from the city in an undulating landscape with distant views to the sea.

We designed a house evocative of a European villa with textured walls, stone floors, pergolas and arbours.

It responds to the seasons with passive and active environmental management with roof space ventilation, solar hot water, compartmentalisation of zones and great cross ventilation. The sand texture paint, native durable timbers, stone and steel cladding blend with the shape and colours of the site.

It’s a delight to come up the drive and step into its simple elegance.