Modern Waratah Bay House Gives Nod To M.C. Escher

This sprawling modern home by Hane Wadley Architechture sits overlooking Waratah Bay, Australia – and thus the name. As you drive up to the property, the strong roof-line and solid facade hide one of the home’;s major selling points – the incredible view over the bay. The reveal takes place as you walk in the door. Prior to that, you’;re totally mesmerized by the strong lines of the house and the pattern of the glazed brick walls. An interpretation of M.C. Escher’;s ‘Metamorphosis III’; – triangles move transform into birds, rounding the corner and clearly flying up towards the living / dining pavilion area.



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The triangles begin to turn into birds as they round the corner.

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The birds head up toward the main social zone – the living/dining pavilion.

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The angle of the roof above the pavilion continues the sweeping lines of the birds’; journey.

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We love the hanging lights and the continuous concrete floor. And the view. The house looks out over Wilson’;s Promontory – a national park on Australia’;s south coast.

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Simplistic, angular lines define this house.

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The bedrooms have been kept simple. The view is the thing – and the social zones are the key areas of the home.

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The living/dining pavilion is the main family area. Note the vents in the ceiling, continuing the bird theme.

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Angular shelving continues the abstract triangle-bird storyline.

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If this bathroom isn’;t pure Escher, we don’;t know what is.

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The Waratah Bay House is a metaphor for escape and what could be more perfect for a weekend home?

Architects: Hane Wadley Architechture
Photos: Rhiannon Slatter

 Modern Waratah Bay House Gives Nod To M.C. Escher

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