Mt. Eliza House

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Mt. Eliza House

A spectacular cliff-top site, and a complex brief for three generations of one family to live together were the two most important components to the design of this house. The house has three interconnected wings. These form three sides of a sheltered courtyard, with the pool forming the fourth side. The shared wing is the largest and sits in the prime location.

While each wing conveys something of the personality of the individual occupants, the whole composition is drawn together through the highly crafted and tactile use of materials.

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  • RAIA Victoria 2003 Residential New, Architecture Award
  • Victorian Coastal Award for Excellence 2004, State Government of Victoria
  • LIAV Award of Excellence 2003



Landscape Architect: Rush Wright Associates
Builder: Landmark Builders
Photographer: John Gollings

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