Castle Hill – Townsville
Australian Institute of Architects:
2018 State Commendation and Regional Commendation
North Queensland House of the Year
The Yarrawonga House renovation builds on the strong design elements of an existing 1960’s era modernist house to create a generous and private living space for a family. The layout of the house has been completely reorganised, enabling fantastic views to the ocean, Magnetic Island, and the dramatic cliffs of Castle Hill. Wherever possible, existing building elements have been retained and re-worked to suit the new layout. The project utilises other materials such as stone masonry, frameless glass and timber contributing to a simple but warm palette of materials.
The new addition of a visually distinct 2 storey zinc clad extension to the east signifies the dramatic changes to the house that have been undertaken behind the existing street façade.
The design delivers a series of interconnected living spaces open to breeze, light and view while maintaining a high level of privacy and a feeling of refuge.
Photography by Andrew Rankin