Bimbadeen House

Bimbadeen House

Designed by Lachlan Shepherd Architects, the Bimbadeen House is modernist, light-filled, compact home that is protected and shielded from street view, but feels completely open internally.

It complements the surrounding bush by nestling into the sloping site.

The simple, low-lying, protective external form contrasts its light-filled, open planned interior.

Subdued, low-maintenance materials have been utilised so that the building will continue to age gracefully and settle in further with its bush context.

The major challenge the Lachlan Shepherd Architects team addressed was the restrictive building envelope on the wrong side of the allotment (close to neighbour).

This issue was addressed by adopting Courtyard typology to “frame” bush views, but de-emphasise the neighbouring dwelling and protect internal amenity.

The other issue that needed attention was the bushfire threat. Bushfire appropriate materials were utilised to adhere to site requirements.

Key Products Used

Weathering (oxidised) steel, silvertop ash weatherboards, concrete burnished floor.

Project Details

Site Area – 1,035 m2
Project Size – 144 m2
Completion Date – 2019
Building Levels – 1

Project Details


Lachlan Shepherd Architects

Based in Torquay on Victoria’s SurfCoast, Lachlan Shepherd Architects is a young, innovative and enthusiastic firm.

The practice take a holistic approach to building design – where each project is viewed as a sculptural element which is carefully planned to integrate seamlessly with its surroundings and respond to its specific environmental conditions.


Truform Construction

Tru-Form Construction is an independent family operated building company, specialising in all aspects of residential construction including custom built architectural homes, modern / contemporary / period style renovations and extensions and multi-unit developments.


Nic Stephens

Nic is a well established Melbourne-based commercial photographer.

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