Rennie and Jan didn’t just want a house; they wanted an experiment in design. The brief for Archier was clear: two bedrooms, some workspace, and a strong connection to the outdoors.
The land didn’t have exciting views, but instead of scratching their heads, the architects saw an opportunity. The Corner House now faces the street with a strong fiber-cement look, like those fishing huts in Flinders. It’s a bit of a fortress, keeping out street noise and nosy neighbors.
As you approach, you’re welcomed by subtle timber detailing, hinting at the distinctive allure within. Step inside, and the space transforms – an entrance with high ceilings invokes a sense of stepping into somewhere special. There is also a private courtyard, bathing each room in warm sunlight
The living spaces are interconnected by walkways that also serve as curated art galleries for Rennie and Jan’s beloved collection. As you move through the home, the changing floor levels offer a dynamic experience, with each corner room revealing a carefully framed view of the surrounding landscape.
The courtyard does more than just look pretty – it makes the views gentler and acts as a smart shortcut between rooms. The place feels warm and cozy, thanks to a smart building method called Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS), which keeps it comfortable without costing too much.