Three Garden House | PARABOLICA

Three Garden House | PARABOLICA | Photographer: Pier Carthew

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Three Garden House | PARABOLICA

Traditional Land Owners
Peramangk Country

South Australia

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
GQC Homes
Pier Carthew
Project summary

Designed to suit the lifestyle of our clients in the twilight period of their lives, and celebrate their life-long passion for gardening, the home immerses the inhabitant within nature.

The dwelling was conceived as an introspective home; one which focuses inwards with a courtyard garden at its heart. The front garden is home to native plants and trees which are in harmony with the surrounding landscape of the hills. The remaining land is populated with the many diverse plants, flowers and fruit trees that were relocated from our clients’ previous garden.

The layout of the dwelling is based on a simple, rectilinear floor plan. Circulation is wrapped around the internal courtyard which is visible through large, protected areas of glazing. A subdued material palette enhances the greenery and contributes to a peaceful and immersive experience of the home.

This wonderful house has been thoughtfully considered for our needs. Importantly, it has provided us with a sense of seclusion and quietness. We have embraced the knowledge that our house is a little different and enjoy the positive responses from friends and neighbours when they visit. The views through the many large windows to the courtyard, gardens and surrounding gum trees never fails to amaze. The sheltered outdoor area is a calming place to rest after a day at work in the garden. A peaceful, safe and uplifting home for our life into old age.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

FMG Engineering, Land Surveyor
Living Building Solutions, ESD Consultant
RCI Consulting Engineers, Engineer

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Three Garden House | PARABOLICA | Photographer: Pier Carthew

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