The house with its confident formal expression is intensely private. Its windows to the street are narrow, or screened – just sufficient to engage with the immediate surrounding greenery. The facade openings to the street form part of an animated timber façade where the upper floor is clad in highly durable Australian hardwood – Spotted Gum.
This is part of a simple expression of local raw materials with the solid base of the ground floor clad in local bluestone panels. This subtle animated gesture can also be seen referenced in joinery elements throughout the home.
The homes interiors, while extremely private, are flooded with natural light through strategically placed windows and large skylights. Natural timbers and stone throughout reflect the ever-changing landscape and create a strong connection between the interiors, landscape and architecture.
A neutral palette throughout the home allows the framed views of the changing seasons to act as artwork, evolving throughout the years with the home.