The architectural program has five wings, creating various levels of privacy and quietness. An entry corridor splits these spaces and provides the key linkage across both levels.
The guest wing has views towards the golf course, whilst achieving a northern aspect into the landscaped courtyard. This wing gives the often-visiting relatives a level of privacy but is also able to be a shared space if desired.
The children have their own space on the first floor, with living space and two bedrooms located over the garage. This kids’ zone is separated from the main bedroom by the linking corridor and expandable office space. The office space enjoys a visual link to the main living space.
The brief was for a home that didn’t have a lot of painted surfaces or square rooms with flat ceilings.
The form has been created, using three traditional gable elements merged to create the ‘outer shell’. This form was then cut, exposing recesses and courtyards where required.
The treatment of these ‘cuts’ was to clad these areas with a darker version of the outer layer, thus giving a sense of exposing an inner body.
A key ‘cut’ created the eastern courtyard. This courtyard enabled surrounding spaces to receive natural light, as well as extending the morning sun into the kitchen area. Although in the middle of the home, the kitchen receives sun at both ends of the day.