Tall Trees

Cowaramup

The clients brief talked about “Steam Punk”. Taking cues from this sub cultural movement as well as the native vegetation, trees and wild flowers surrounding the site, the project’s inspiration draws from its surrounding landscape, incorporating strong vertical steel framing elements into its two-levelled design. At street level the 272 sqm holiday home appears a humble single story dwelling. Upon entry the visitor is cradled in the entry vestibule, the journey through the front doors opens up to reveal the tall timber and creek at the bottom of the site. The sense of being elevated and amongst the trees was an opportunity not over-looked, full height glazing has been used on the west and northern facades of the living, dining and kitchen areas on both levels, this allows inhabitants to engage directly with the outside environment. The detail in steel fabrication and various materials references the working elements of Steam Punk.

Environmentally Sustainable Development – double glazing / roofing / natural limestone / screens, privacy + mimic light coming through the trees

Materials – WR 350 Steel, limestone, timber and glass (coloured)

Status: Completed

Exterior of a country house

Exterior of a country house
Exterior of a country house
Tall Trees interior
Floor plan of a house
Floor plan of a house

We found a lovely little block of land down south and knew we needed an architect. We approached Clinton Matthews from Lantern Architecture and started the design process. The site is long and narrow with a considerable fall down to a bush setting that we really liked. The design evolved quickly and elegantly taking into account our brief and the site opportunities. We found Clinton very easy to work with and he was very responsive to our needs.

The end result is a very unique and wonderful house that we absolutely love. The design takes full advantage of the natural beauty of the site.

If you’re looking for a great architect then do yourself a favor and contact Clinton at Lantern Architecture.

Terry Tremain Hill & William Hill