Shane O'Brien – Bachelor of Architecture


Shane has been designing buildings for over twenty years. His passion has developed to craft innovative, sustainable houses designed with careful regard for the client’s brief… read more

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A house designed around stunning views, a harsh environment and a view from the bath… read more

"coasthouse" "timbercottage" "kiama"

The stylish, charming older couple were former clients when they invited me to design their long dreamed about house on the coast… read more

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Being accepted to design a substantial house and outbuildings on a large rural site was exciting. There were a lot of briefed issues to be considered… read more

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The brief was to achieve the greatest amount of dwellings on the site respecting the heritage precinct and the scale of neighbouring housing. The result drew much praise from the local community.


Designed for a steep, forested site on the NSW South Coast the building functions superbly as a robust, light filled, easy care coast house. Downstairs there are large bedrooms, open living spaces, open fire and abundant decks. Upstairs there is a long loft space with low ceilings and plentiful roof storage. Cars are relegated to the sub-floor. This house was adapted for construction on several sites on the South Coast.