The brief for the Woodlands Road residence called for a modern farm home that blended into the rural landscape, using earthy tones and natural materials.
In keeping with the rural theme, skillion roofs, corrugated iron, spotted gum timber, and structural steel were perfect choices for the exterior of the house. Whilst internally, spotted gum timber floors were laid over an insulated concrete slab, and recycled bridge timbers were used to support the roof and create the open plan living area. Two of these beams were sourced from the little bridge down the road (when it was undergoing restoration), that you have to drive over to get to the property.
The orientation of the house was critical, as the clients wanted to be able to enjoy the full benefits of the warming winter sun and the cooling summer breezes.
Overall this house met the brief perfectly. A very pleasing result for client, builder and architect.