Pokolbin House | Matthew Woodward Architecture

Across a natural ridge over a slope of heritage vineyards, lies a sequenced ternary of interconnected pavilions. Here, the pragmatic demands of a working estate in one of Australia’s most established wine regions are combined with the refined easiness of a Sydney family’s country retreat.

The house is arranged with poetic rationality and is unified by a series of open-air connections.

The restrained material palette of stone and whiteness accompanies both the spatial and formal purity of the home. The choreography of circulation incorporates sky, ground and views with cantilevered overhangs that provide functional protection from harsh Australian conditions.

There is a considered balance of openness and privacy for family and friends and a mindfulness of surrounding nature in one of Australia’s most celebrated wine destinations.

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