The house that we built
Our architecture journey to transform an ugly duckling into a warm and earthy Scandinavian style eco abode.
I’m excited today to be sharing my personal architecture journey with you!
Hubby & I have followed the work of Bourne Blue Architects for many years so it was exciting to give them the challenge of transforming our ugly duckling into a swan while incorporating their signature style of understated simplicity, extensive use of concrete and timber and sustainable principles.
This was our written brief:
Key design targets
Things we love
The picture collage we provided our architects (the vibe of the thing)
Florida House by TDA Architecture (left) and Seal Rocks House 4 by Bourne Blue (right)
Harbour house by Peter Stutchbury & Bourne Blue (left) and Boomerang Beach houses by Bourne Blue (right)
So what did they come up with?
Our first look at Bourne Blue’s idea was the image below, which to be honest was a bit of a shock after all the timber inspiration we’d provided. It felt and looked a bit like a public hospital😳.
A week or so of heart palpitations later, we got the concept with materials added. Phew 😅