Darling Downs and West Moreton
This cosy mountain home provides both a retreat and a ‘base camp’ for owners who enjoy working outdoors on the property. It provides a warm refuge for evenings and inclement weather; for both habitation and reflection.
It is a durable and well insulated ’shell’ to manage the mountain environment, but with a rich, tactile and warm interior. The plan creates a north east facing terrace from which to view the vast plains of the South Burnett at the base of the Bunya Mountain – several hundred kilometres of view. The L-shape also protects the courtyard from western summer sun and westerly winds.
Windows frame particular views – both micro (the peak of a Bunya tree through the kitchen clerestory); a middle ground view (a draping branch from the master suite); and macro ( sweeping landscape from the daybed). Tall narrow windows to the west echo the elegant trunks of the Bunya trees.
Dan Sparks, Design Architect
Michael Cornish, Project Architect
A+D Structure, Structural Engineer