Bonnet Hill House

Coastal & Country Houses

Bonnet Hill House takes in expansive views to both the mouth of the Derwent River to the East and the Wellington Mountain Ranges to the West.

The main challenge of this project was responding to the harsh micro climate of such an exposed site and organising a series of living spaces both internal and external that provide shelter at different times of the day and year, along with allowing the remarkable views to be experienced from within. The spaces within the pavilions are organised between masonry blade walls which run north south and are located to maximise passive solar opportunities along with provide shelter from the prevailing winds.

Photography by Ralph Alfonso