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ProjectLake Wendouree House


Lake Wendouree House is a home that is located within an oar’s length of Ballarat’s Lake Wendouree, a manmade lake and garden precinct. It hosted the 1956 Olympic rowing regatta it is in a sensitive heritage precinct. The building responds to heritage requirements via a traditional pitched roof form with an abstracted timber lined chimney and front verandah. The contemporary interpretation is further abstracted with black zinc cladding, allowing the simplified house form to sit behind the avenue of mature pin oaks.

The Lake Wendouree garden precinct has become the landscaped heart of the Victorian gold rush city of Ballarat. Lake Wendouree House creates its own sunny landscaped courtyard which is visually linked to the avenue of street trees and the front garden via expansive glazing. The planning over the 3 levels is compact and stratified to allow independent use by family and guests. The house is a willing contributor to both the landscape and the architectural fabric of this significant precinct.

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