Providore – Swan Valley

West Swan Road, West Swan, Western Australia

A contemporary approach to the traditional Australian shed, built from the best of WA’s unique materials.

A new site for the Margaret River-based Providore, this project was situated in the mature vineyards and rolling agricultural land of the Swan Valley. Alongside their main Wilyabrup site, the owners were looking to establish a base closer to the city – one which would attract the thousands of foodies and wine enthusiasts who flock to the Swan Valley each year.

At the heart of this project was the concept of the traditional Australian rural shed, with updated timber and stone elements for a more elegant aesthetic. The contemporary verandah is wide and inviting, and the long hall and sturdy WA timber benches inside offer the promise of a feast of delicious local produce. Inside, the use of stone, steel and wood maintains the rural feeling which visitors love about the Valley, while polished finishes and contemporary lighting choices add a level of freshness and sophistication.

Visual appeal from the roadway was also extremely important, given Providore’s drop-in tourist market. Rough sawn Jarrah cladding provides texture and warmth to the exterior surfaces, with signage and branding elements on prominent display without dominating the facade. We also kept the gardens simple and unobtrusive, with landscaped lawn areas for visitors to stroll on and low, manicured hedging.