This house in the Byron hinterland comprises a main living pavilion with connected master suite and guest wing. The triple stacking sliding doors along the northern elevation open the living room to the garden. In their open position the sliding panels are concealed behind wall panels, allowing a seamless connection between inside and out.
The interior of the living room features an oak panelled wall which acts as a spatial separator between the living and working spaces and also contains the audio visual equipment.
A mixture of natural materials – oak, basalt, travertine – has been used in the interior to create a feeling of understated luxury. The exterior of the house is deliberately neutral to provide contrast to the strong colours on the adjacent landscape walls.
Winner Australian Institute of Architects NSW Country Division Residential Architecture Award
Planning: Malcolm Scott
Bushfire: BCA Check
Cost planning: QS Plus
Structural: Westera Partners
Civil: Ardill Payne & Partners
Builder: Priestley Building
Photography: David Taylor