Woorarra House

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Residential
  • Company/Firm
    Rptecture Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Vincent Choi
  • Architect
    Rptecture Architects
  • Interior Designer
    Rptecture Architects
  • Const. Company
    Monto Projects
  • Location
    Chirnside Park
  • Client
  • Project Date
    June 2022

Nestled within the lush acres of Chirnside Park, stands the illustrious Woorarra House, commanding stunning views of the rolling hills and greenery. Melding timeless elegance with contemporary design, the existing farmhouse has been meticulously reimagined into an expansive abode. Characterized by its open-plan layout, breathtaking panoramic vistas imbues each nook and corner with an unmatched sense of splendour. Every nuance of Woorarra House exudes a sense of harmonious coexistence with the environment, artfully capturing the compelling vistas of the natural scenery that abounds. At the heart of the Woorarra House lies the central portal frame structure, inspired by a traditional barn house to create a spacious open living room with an expansive glazed north face and grand cathedral ceiling to maximise the spectacular views and abundant natural lighting. Within the plan, a section of the veranda was deliberately opened up to usher in the landscape, uniting the Woorarra House and the surrounds. From the clean, sleek lines of the modern portal frame to the seamless integration of indoor and outdoor spaces, the Woorarra House offers an unrivalled setting for tranquil living.

Rptecture Architects is the culmination of reference point architecture. Our design philosophy is simple: to treat each project in a contextual and holistic manner while embracing individuality and respect. Founded in 2004 by Vincent Choi, Rptecture has grown from a boutique home business to an all round commercial architecture firm. We are well versed in retail spaces, residential homes, as well as commercial projects throughout Melbourne and Australasia. Our firm endeavours to provide visually stunning and innovative design that is suited to the context of your project.

Other prizes
2024 Australian Design Awards - Silver (Planet Smoothie - Interior) 2023 Built Design Awards - Winner International iDesign Awards - Bronze Melbourne Design Awards - Gold (Woorarra House - Residential) Melbourne Design Awards - Silver (Planet Smoothie - Interior) 2021 Melbourne Design Awards - Gold (Micah Coffee Brewers - Hospitality) 2019 Melbourne Design Awards - Silver (RP Office - Interior) 2018 German Design Award - Winner (Shukufuku Japanese Bento - Interior) 2017 Prix Versailles - South Asia and Pacific Prize for Interiors - Winner (Shukufuku Japanese Bento - Restaurant) Melbourne Design Awards - Silver (Sandwich Chefs Doncaster - Interior) Melbourne Design Awards - Silver (Anna Jo Medical Beauty - Commercial) Melbourne Design Awards - Silver (Shukufuku Japanese Bento - Hospitality) 2016 Melbourne Design Awards - Gold (Istana Apartments - Residential) Melbourne Design Awards - Gold (Red Hill Health - Retail) Melbourne Design Awards - Silver (Suttons UGG - Retail) Sydney Design Awards - Silver (Pampered Petz - Retail) Re-Thinking The Future Awards - Second Place (Pampered Petz - Interior) Re-Thinking The Future Awards - Third Place (Shukufuku Japanese Bento - Interior) 2014 Rethinking the Future Awards - Third Place (Platform 3 - Interior) 2013 Sydney Design Awards - Winner (Sushi Hub - Interior Retail) City of Whitehorse Built Environment Awards - Winner (Platform 3 - Commercial Development) 2012 Sydney Design Awards - Winner (Breadtop - Design Retailer)