When Tom and Meeghan McInerney bought a 1940s house in Lake Wendouree it was, despite its age, anything but a renovator’s delight. Previously owned by two sisters who had lived there for 60 years, the property had been extremely well looked after, even coming with a maintenance record that detailed such upkeep as biannual repainting.
Photographer of architecture, landscapes, lifestyle, food, travel and art work. Shooting since 1999, Derek Swalwell started working with Melbourne architects and designers. His work has since expanded to include international design firms, advertising agencies and many overseas titles. He enjoys working with great people and ideas.
Masuto is a duplex project in the Melbourne, Australia. The elongated duplex residence is its own contemporary urban oasis; it enjoys an abundance of natural light, has a feeling of openness, is connected to the landscape, is spatially refined and efficient and beautifully textured and sophisticated.
Set on a large semi-rural property, this single storey L-shaped modern house wraps a courtyard terrace and pool. The main wing includes a study facing the front garden, as well as an open plan living area and master bed adjacent to the terrace.
The architectural form of the Main Ridge house is a series of intersecting pavilions which have been oriented to the views and to the east and north solar aspect. Spotted Gum timber ‘boxes’ follow the contours of the site
Set in the coastal bushland of Aireys Inlet, this home weaves along the block between established ironbarks, capitalizing on the bush views and northern aspect, to create a tranquil retreat.
Sorrento House is a coastal holiday house composed of a series of stepped pavilions reflecting the sites undulating topography. The living space, master bedroom and guest bedroom sit under the main roof plane, while a separate pavilion, linked by the deck, incorporates two further bedrooms.