December 16, 2015

As per a previous news update on this site, Bayview Central Curlewis has recognised the historic importance of the rare 1848 Tudor Gothic Coriyule homestead to the local community.

In early 2015, artwork was commissioned to reflect the original architectural drawings of Coriyule in a mural within the shopping centre corridor.

So we were thrilled to hear that the current owners’ extensive restoration of Coriyule has been recognised with a National Award (Heritage) from the Australian Institute of Architects.

Bryce Raworth & Trethowan Architecture undertook comprehensive and painstaking research and detailed technical investigation over more than seven years with their client.

According to ArchitectureAU:

“Restoring Coriyule required exemplary effort to source replacement stone and timbers from around Australia … All exterior walls were repointed using a lime mortar coloured with local sand and soil to match the original and finished to the same detail. The house has been brought back to its former life as a country house. All the interior spaces are legible without age or patina being lost.”

We applaud the commitment of the owners and architects to this project, ensuring the cultural significance and beauty of this building will remain a part of the Bellarine Peninsula for many years to come.

photos courtesy of ‘Coriyule by Bryce Raworth & Trethowan Architecture’. Image: Hin LIm 

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The Location

Bayview Central Curlewis – is just 15 minutes from the Geelong CBD and 80 minutes to central Melbourne.