With an economical footprint on a steep and secluded bush-clad site, this contemporary new build home consists of two wings; private bedrooms and public living, with architectural features that connect them firstly together and then with their environment.
The public wing, comprising kitchen, dining and living spaces, embraces the stunning bush views and surrounds through large glass sliding doors and a monopitch roof to deliver a 4.5m high wall rising towards the north.
Seemingly a simple rectangle, the public wing has a square bit removed in the middle to deliver a semi-enclosed all-weather outdoor area.
The bedroom wing consists of a master bedroom cantilevered out over a step knoll, along with two other bedrooms and a two-car garage.
Sustainable design saw the use of concrete and clerestory windows for maximum solar penetration, heating this versatile construction material during the day to passively heat the home overnight.
“The beauty of this house is its all-round sense of privacy, although it opens up completely to the environment on one side” says Darren Jessop.