Fleurieu Living Magazine – April 2019

(Jacob Rumans) #1
relationship,’ says Don. ‘We were thrilled to be selected to build the
house. It is such a striking home in such a beautiful location on the
South Coast.’

The final product has exceeded the couple’s expectations. Features
like the double glazing, a sheltered balcony for winter, large wooden
beams on the verandah and lovely light-filled rooms are all well
conceived. The contrast between the finely finished polished
concrete, rammed earth and glazing are beautiful.
Looking to the future, provisions have also been made to
accommodate Bob and Liz as they age, with a long ramp on one side
if mobility becomes an issue. A water wise low-maintenance garden
also adds to the sustainability. ‘We were very particular about what
we wanted and it is very specific to our needs.’ says Bob.
The location next to the slip and a small marina suits them really well
too. Bob has an avid interest in wooden boats and is part of a group
of volunteers who both build and maintain boats at the Armfield Slip –
also walking distance from them.
Bob and Liz feel very lucky, ‘Goolwa is just a great little town,’ says
Liz. With Bob’s volunteer work and a close community around them,
they have found a great lifestyle in a very comfortable home.

Above left: The generous deck offers unencumbered views of the river and Chart Room. Above right: The home features many of Liz’s paintings, as well as foraged collections
and mementos from their travels. Bottom right: A painting from a trip to Greece and other collections.

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