Bermagui Beach House

A families beloved vacation property has been tastefully reinvented as Bermagui Beach House. The original weatherboard shanty was relocated (just down the road) to make room for the new era. While enhancing the informal nature of the traditional Australian beach house, Winter Architecture created a new home by drawing on the customers’ deep connection to the location.


Tongue and Groove Cladding


Spotted Gum

Coastal Materiality

Timber is a major design element that was woven through the design’s material tapestry. The house comprises three solid volumes loosely wrapped in a timber skin. Volumes of spotted gum Tongue & Groove Cladding makes an appearance on the exterior, which has been left to grey in the coastal elements.

Accoriding to Winter Architecture, the materials selected for Bermagui House tell an evocatively nuanced story. Externally, the deliberate weathering of timber cladding and dune-like landscaping reflect its rugged context. Interiors feature a carefully curated palette of white surfaces, soft sand, timbers and robust brickwork; an elegant minimalist iteration of rockpools, beaches and cliffs nearby.

“One thing about the coast is its cold and can be rough and windy. The house is like a beacon that you can come to, to feel sheltered without being disconnected from the landscape,””

Jean Graham, Director

Winter Architecture

Product specifications - Exterior Cladded Walls
Product Tongue & Groove Cladding
Material Timber
Species Spotted Gum
Profile Queenscliff, 138x19mm, 88x19mm, 68x19mm
Coating Cutek Clear Oil

Project Summary


Winter Architecture


DD Funston


Bermagui, NSW






Jack Mounsey

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