As winner of the 2017 Housing Industry Association (HIA) – CSR Western Australian Housing award for South West Renovation/Addition Project of the Year, this striking addition in Yallingup showcases daring design, exceptional engineering and innovative construction. Built by Tallwood Constructions and designed by Dane Design Australia, the building met all the client’s desires, exceeded their expectations and created an exciting visual element on a challenging site.
The brief required that the new structure satisfy extreme bushfire regulations. The structure needed to withstand all weather conditions, while requiring low maintenance and taking advantage of the panoramic views. In addition, its aesthetic had to contrast with the design of the existing property. After carefully considering the design’s requirements and materials, the team at Tallwood Constructions brought this vision to life.
The building launches out of the landscape on steel posts and boldly pushes skywards. Clad in Corten steel and connected to the main house by a glass-bridge walkway, the entire building provides views of the ever-changing coastal vistas through every window – each one offering a different screenshot.
The overall space culminates in an open-air triangular apex, from which the panoramic views of the surrounding valleys can be enjoyed. Motorised aluminium venetian blinds ensure the area is suited to the variety of weather conditions to which the beautiful area is exposed.
Not surprisingly, the client was delighted with the project. “The result is a structure that I absolutely love… [It was] built for living in, looking out of and just looking at. It really transforms how I feel about my home.” With more than 20 years’ experience in construction, Tallwood Constructions designs and constructs award-winning new homes, renovations, and additions throughout the South-West region of Western Australia, as well as Perth.
Building on difficult sites is often required, and the whole Tallwood Constructions team follow the philosophy that bringing a dream home to life lies in one-on-one personalised service, a high level of supervision and fastidious quality control.