Peninsula House

Wood Marsh Architecture

As an artistic architectural response to Australia’s coastline, Peninsula House forms a dramatic sculptural relic, weathered by its context. A ribbon of rammed earth rises monumentally, before gradually tapering and returning to the landscape.

A planted atrium defines the axial centre, flooding the interior with natural light. Hallways snake from the atrium, forming three distinct zones – living, bedroom and recreation. The double-height living space rises towards the expansive views of Flinders and Bass Strait.

Shrouding the building is a dark, natural material palette of charred timber and rammed earth. Internally the dark thematic quality continues with black mosaics, timber battens, and terrazzo. Emphasised is the shifting nature of light and shadow along curving surfaces and forms of walls and openings.

Peninsula House is envisioned in the round, to sit harmoniously in its setting – its raw sculptural language belying its domesticity – an erosional remnant of its harsh, exposed coastal setting.


Furniture: Décor mirror, Viridian. Lighting: Firefly Pillar, Nocturnal / Light Projects, Highline, Rakumba, Scandi, Articolo, Est Lighting. Finishes: Energytech Clear, Viridian, Timber Board Cladding – Black Charred, Eco Timber, External Timber decking, Market Timbers, Carpet Supertuft Imagine, Pure New Wool, tufted, Fabulous 17671, Artoz rugs and carpets / Supertuft, Custom designed ‘domed’ profile T&G timber cladding – Black Stain, Porta Timber, Tile Inax YKR-4, Artedomus, Silver Mosaic splashback SICIS Ruff 99999 silver, Elite Bathware and Tiles, Dark Grey Mosaic Sicis Ruff 107399 (Dark Grey), Elite Bathware and Tiles, Light Grey Mosaic – Pool Tile Inax Sugie mosaic Hanten T5814, Artedomus, Seamless Acoustic plaster system 40mm Plus Ultra smooth, Satin, Black, Fade Ceilings, Dulux ‘Natural White’, Low sheen. Wash and Wear, Dulux. Fittings & Fixtures: Basin Mixer Spout Manufactured by Sussex Scala, code S25WOC1606, Reece, Wall Mixer, Manufactured by Sussexx Scala, code SSHMP10C-100, Reece, Shower Tray, Manufactured by Sussex Scala, code SSHEC, Reece, Vanity Basin Manufactured by Alape, code 9506941, Reece Ceiling Mounted Shower Head, Manufactured by Sussex Voda, code VVSH3-250, Reece, Freestanding Bath Manufactured by FIENZA, code ST03-MB, Fienza / Reece, Guest Towel Rail, Rail, Manufactured by Sussex Scala, code STRH, Reece, Sink Manufactured by Franke, code Kubus KBG 110-50, Induction Cooktop BTK Series Drop in Induction Range with Integrated Touch Controls, code BKT118-A, Dipo, Underbench Fridge Drawer – Fully Integrated Refrigerator Drawers with Air Purification Panel Ready, 762 x 876 x 610mm, code ICBID-30RP, Sub-Zero, Underbench Fridge Freezer Drawer – Fully Integrated Refrigerator and Freezer Drawers with Ice Maker – Panel Ready, 762 x 876 x 610mm, ICBID-30CI.


Photography: Timothy Kaye