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lesmurdie house

Perched on the edge of the Darling escarpment the Lesmurdie House creates two contrasting worlds. One is associated with the city and distant ocean view and the other connects to the ground, the generic and the intimate.

Off form concrete and rough banded clinker bricks create a textured exterior that dialogues with the surrounding bush. In contrast the interior is smooth, polished and reflective, light and views are continually distorted and offered back to the occupants in unexpected ways.

A large sculptured stair creates a point of rotation, a shell like figure that speaks of the distant beach and reverberates sound.