House for sale
41 St Alouarn,
Margaret River, WA
4 4 4
The Ooi House!The beautiful Ooi house designed by talented Kerry Hill, known for his highly distinguished buildings throughout the world, is a stunning Australian Institute of Architects Award Winning home. Set amongst 6 acres of gentle sloping land with a panoramic outlook to the ocean & across the river to the protected forest ridge.
Built in rammed earth, with an expansive glass & steel pavilion- the design and appearance is a creative blend of modernity that incorporates regional characteristics. The chalet is of the same materials & design, with approval for building a further 2 chalets.
Since construction in 1997 the house has been widely photographed and published in books and magazines nationally & internationally, and has greatly influenced Australian architecture. Ooi house is an outstanding example of functional modern minimalism, built with the highest quality of materials, sophistication & attention to detail.
Design features include long views throughout the house which frame the distant landscape. The house has an expansive flow of open majestic living spaces with a high cantilevered roof & ceiling to floor walls of glass interspersed with 10 glass slide doors onto a large open deck. The Koi pond is central to the living space, open to the sky and presenting the sensual appeal of the fluid indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
The bedrooms are private, separated from the living area by a long rammed earth corridor spanning from east to west, giant floor to ceiling windows at each end show the landscape towards the ocean at the west & mature Olive grove to the east. The private wing has 12" rammed earth walls, and a separate pitched steel roof. Bedrooms have doorways to outside courtyards & private space. Large sliding panels of Japanese sen veneer compliment the rammed earth in the bedrooms, these materials blend beautifully giving a richness & warmth.
The established garden includes an Olive grove with 100 trees, hedges of Lavender and Rosemary, large Fig trees full of fruit espaliered along the western fence line, various trees including some of the largest and oldest Red Gum and Peppermint trees in the area.
This is a unique and special house.
Last updated: 12:13AM on Oct 2nd 2017