Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows

© John Gollings

Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows

Perched on a high dune at the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula, the Cape Schanck House is a hammer-shaped cantilevered building orientated to the embracing expansive views.

Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows
Location: Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia
Photographs: John Gollings

Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows

Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows

Designed for a retired couple and their grandchildren, the house is charactered by the undulating landscape which is primarily a combination of cleared grass dunes and expansive areas of dense Coastal Heath and Ti-tree shrub.

Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows
© John Gollings
Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows
© John Gollings

A winding driveway climbs the steep dune accessing the upper level behind a screen fence which conceals the view beyond. From here the entry experience opens to expansive views over the living area, deck and pool.

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Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows
© John Gollings
Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows
© John Gollings
Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows
© John Gollings

Inspiration from architects:

The primary program is elevated to take advantage of expansive views across the Mornington Peninsula from Bass Strait to Port Phillip Bay. The house engages with the landscape in both form and materiality.

Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows