Steins Residence 

Simple, Elegant Open-Plan Home in the Natural Surroundings

Marcus Hill near Queenscliff, Victoria

Melbourne and Geelong-based AMG Architects created a simple, elegant open-plan home in the natural surroundings at Marcus Hill near Queenscliff, Victoria.

The residence, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie-style house designs of the early twentieth century, is broken into two north-facing wings. It is linked via a striking natural limestone hearth that punctuates the horizontal rooflines and creates a prominent architectural statement.

AMG Architects’ clever and interesting building design constantly reinforces the dynamic between outside and inside spaces, drawing one’s eye to the landscape beyond.

The Steins’ Residence represents modern elegance in the Australian landscape at its best.

“A great building and a great experience to work on” – David McDonald 2002 (Builder).

Project Time Frame

Time Frame

12 months design and documentation and 12 months construction.

Project Cost


Approximately $1.7M

Awards & Publications

Awards & Publications

  • 2002 HIA Building Awards Winner – Best Custom Home Over $175,000
  • 2002 HIA Building Awards Winner – Western Victoria Home of the Year.
  • 2002 Australian Timber Design Award Winners – Best Use of Timber Flooring.
  • 2002 Australian Timber Design Award Finalist – Best Residential Category 1, Open Class.
  • Style Magazine – Issue 2, pg. 22-25.


Written by Clare Gleghorn