As an Australian expression of a ranch style, the house explores notions of a contemporary country homestead. Gradually revealed along a gravel tree lined driveway the long slung horizontal stone clad form is carefully sited amongst native and exotic trees and existing sheds and outbuildings. An expressive double butterfly roof is only fully revealed internally whilst extended wide eaves provide protection over the solid local stone and masonry base embedded into the natural landscape.
This home for an extended family captures the essence of the location and program resolution to arrive at a new version of habitation in this Yarra Valley modest working farm.
Project Team: Grant Amon, Delia Teschendorff, Stephen Herbst, Justin Fagnani
Builder: Overend Constructions
Media: Grand Designs Australia 2012, Lifestyle Channel, Foxtel
Published: Grand Designs Australia Handbook 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts