• Bellarine Peninsula House

Bellarine Peninsula House

WINNER - 2015 VIC Architecture Award for Heritage Architecture (with Bryce Raworth).

Coriyule Homestead is of historical and architectural significance to the State of Victoria and is on the Victorian Heritage Register (H0272). Designed in a picturesque Gothic Revival style by Melbourne architect Charles Laing, the two-storey house was built out of locally quarried stone in 1849 and is one of the Bellarine Peninsula's oldest properties. The property is architecturally significant as one of the earliest and finest homesteads in Victoria and unusual for its country adoption of the Gothic Revival style. It is significant as an important early work of the celebrated colonial architect Charles Laing and its asymmetrically planning with unusual entry hall and staircase. It is also historically significant as a reminder of the partnership of the women squatters Anne Drysdale and Caroline Newcomb, who were important in the history of squatting in Victoria.

The restoration and renovation of the house and grounds was a significant project and undertaken by Bryce Raworth Conservation & Heritage who also supervised the works on site. Trethowan's role included supplementary design advice and architectural detailing for the reorganisation of the rear portion of the building, and the installation of new bathrooms, a renovated kitchen and new laundry. The internal design takes on a traditional flavour giving the interior a comfortable modernity while retaining the building's important architectural features. We assisted with the design for the new vegetable garden and continue to provide architectural assistance for the conversion of the outbuildings. 

  • Duration
  • 2013 – 2015
  • Status
  • Completed
  • Award
  • 2015 VIC Architecture Award for Heritage Architecture (with Bryce Raworth).
  • Photographer
  • Hin Lim Photography
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