Lake Hayes Renovation

Although it is hard to see any traces of its former self, this house is actually a renovation of a 1970’s weatherboard and concrete block house which was in desperate need of updating. Although the uninsulated blocks and single glazing have gone, and the foot print has been extended, the bones of the original house remain. The living areas of the home were kept upstairs to maximise views over the stunning Lake Hayes.


Katrina and Alister did an outstanding job designing our house for us; we liked their design philosophy and, in working through the design, we felt they struck a pleasant balance between aesthetic goals and practical and budgeting requirements for the home.

- Eduard Ebbinge

Steel fins are used for screening and privacy and create a fortress like southern façade which belies the open northern elevation with its openness and floor to ceiling glass. The angled shape of the site allowed for a dramatic deck which ends at a triangular point.


Exceptional buildings are the result of an effective collaboration between The Builder, The Client, and The Designer, with each playing their own significant role in the build process.

- Katrina Dravitzki & Alister Brown

Steel is complimented with schist stone and cedar weatherboards, which were also used on the interior of the home to contrast the painted white surfaces.