Wombat Barn is basically that, a barn in Wombat Street Daylesford.
With a singular gable roof along its length, the house presents a familiar yet contemporary response to a residence in a heritage country town.
A pale grey metal roof and wall clad the main length of the house, wrapping over at the edges with a rolled curved ridge and eave. The end sections are radial sawn timber boards left to go grey over time. A timber deck facing north and central secluded decks provide open space at each level with great views. Attention to interior detailing, fittings and finishes was paramount.
The house is divided into two wings, the main section featuring a double height space, open bedroom and bathroom to the mezzanine level. Expressed timber trusses and timber lining boards frame the light filled envelope. The guest wing, while connected to the overall building form, can be separated and private with its own bathroom and internal stair. Flexible, sustainable, comfortable: a contemporary barn situated in the picturesque village of Daylesford.
Project Team: Grant Amon, Robyn Beattie, Michael Kandel
Builder: Tim and Chris Scanlon
Photos: Shannon McGrath