The long, linear form of the home follows the contour of the land and nestles into the side of the hill. Almost hidden from the road, the home opens out to the expansive rolling hills and mountains beyond.
Consisting of 7 modules, the home has been organised around a central living zone. A master bedroom wing, guest bedroom wing and the children’s wing all hinge of this central zone. The master bedroom wing breaks away from the overall linear form of the home, cantilevering off a stone retaining wall to extend out into the landscape. It also helps to separate the children’s wing from the rest of the home.
Surrounded by lush green vegetation, the home captures different vistas by deepening specific window frames to form bench seats. Occupants are encouraged to pause and relax in this peaceful and tranquil setting.
Vertical Corten Steel cladding was selected alongside Spotted Gum timber as the richness of each complement each other. The combination of Corten Steel and Spotted Gum cladding along with the integration of the stone retaining walls have created a naturally blended palette of materials that allows this home to sit comfortably in its environment.
To minimise environmental impact and reduce running costs, solar panels and rainwater collection tanks have been incorporated into the design.
Meeting all the functional requirements of a modern, sustainable home the design has been able to take full advantage of the amazing views while providing a cosy atmosphere in which to relax.