Villa Marittima, located at St Andrews Beach in Victoria, was selected from the 11 residential projects that were in the running for the honour.
The project description details that the expansive ocean views are revealed as visitors ascend the home’s tranquil spaces. Much like when climbing a sand dune, the panoramic vista is the reward at the top.
In awarding the project at the Victorian Architecture Awards in June, the jury said, “To view Villa Marittima simply as a meticulously detailed example of minimalist architecture would be an incomplete interpretation. This home presents a memorable series of living experiences which arise from unique architectural responses to site, brief and the surrounding landscape.”
All projects that were shortlisted by the National Jury for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) and Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) were eligible for the People’s Choice Award.
Australian Institute of Architects