Highlands House | Luke Moloney Architecture

Highlands House | Luke Moloney Architecture | Photographer: Tom Ferguson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Highlands House | Luke Moloney Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Gundungarra and Tharawal People
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
Martins Building and Construction
Trinity Ventures
Photographer
Tom Ferguson
Project summary

High on a hill top, Highlands House was designed as a home for lovers of art.

Embracing views across the grey-green immensity of the Australian landscape, the house serves as a retreat for busy people, a gracious family home, and an exemplar of off-grid living.

Three barn-like pavilions are linked by a gently-bending gallery space. Domestic spaces face outwards toward the landscape.

Long ribbon windows tie the interiors to the horizon – space is at once contained and limitless.

New South Wales Jury Presentation

We love our house. We spent over a decade wondering about what sort of house to build on the hill, and even had our old friend Howard Tanner draw plans years ago. That never came to fruition but years later when we were ready, our builder suggested a young architect called

Luke Moloney. Luke drew a concept and the house you see has barely changed from that initial idea.

The house is such a joy to live in that one of our grown children has moved back in – happily there’s enough space for all.

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Highlands House | Luke Moloney Architecture | Photographer: Tom Ferguson

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