Col Bandy-designed Lorne home with $3.3 million plus hopes

Col Bandy-designed Lorne home with $3.3 million plus hopes
Col Bandy-designed Lorne home with $3.3 million plus hopes

One of the late architect Col Bandy's significant residential designs has been listed in Lorne.

Perched high above the St. George River, the six bedroom house is seemingly embedded into the cliff.

Its self-contained annex is virtually built into the rock, with a combination of a bath and a bed its most fascinating aspect.

The main three bedroom residence has an angled theme in the entrance hall, where the void under the staircase forms a sharp triangle, framing the view outside.

The 330 metres of Great Ocean Road frontage and abundance of terraces and decks offer 360 panoramic views from the ocean to Otway National Park.

The secluded property is ecologically sensitive to the environment, with solar power systems, water tanks, combustion heaters and two treatment plants.

Michael Coutts of Great Ocean Road Real Estate has the listing and is hoping to secure a $3.3 million sale.

According to CoreLogic RP Data, the median house price in Lorne is $830,000.

The 2310 Great Ocean Road property is 9.3 hectares. It overlooks no other residence.

A book about Col Bandy's works was published by his family and it quotes him as saying: "Architecture is much more than just building but if it doesn't work as a building it is not architecture. It must keep the rain out, respond to the environment, use energy rationally, be cost-effective, endure and be fit for its function. But the aspiration for the architect with their client should be to create an opportunity for the spirit."

Bandy was passionate "that architecture should bring poetry to the business of building."

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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