Studio Four designed the Ridge Road Residence located within the Moonah Links Golf Course on the Mornington peninsula in Fingal, Australia.
This contemporary home connects with the dramatic site characterized by a steep slope and a single tea tree.
Ridge Road Residence by Studio Four:
In stark contrast to the surrounding houses, which attempt to cancel out the sloping topography by creating a podium level at which the outdoor areas sit exposed high above ground level, our design for this house adopts a gentler strategy, with the building form spilling down the slope to terminate in a series of terraced decks.
These low lying decks aim to provide privacy from the golf course below, whilst the surrounding native landscape will shelter the outdoor areas from the harsh prevailing winds.
Varying levels of interaction and connection with the landscape, both real and perceived, drive all aspects of the design, from the channeled views of the horizon upon entry, through to the double height picture window that captures the full proportion of the tea tree, and the direct and intimate connection provided by the low level decks.
Photos by Shannon McGrath