The dream is to build a “forever” home situated on a 3-acre natural bush block in Hovea, close to the John Forest National Park. The site is privately located in the trees on a battle axe site with graded down views to the North & West, so a good long East-West axis home that faces North and takes advantage of these natural assets was the vision.
The client developed a clear vision and brief for there inspiration for the home & it is probably best interpreted using their own words;
"The house will be for myself and my partner, and our one son. An open plan kitchen + living + dining space would suit our lifestyle. I would like the space to be filled with natural light, as our current house is oriented incorrectly & is always dark. The elevation of the build is important to me. More than anything I want our new house to be aesthetically pleasing as I walk up to the front door. I like minimalism, modernism, and brutalism. I like a flat roof design. I like concrete, glass, black corrugated iron & recycled timber. I like polished aggregate floors, high ceilings & double height spaces. I like clerestory windows & large panels of glazing that can be opened to let the outside in."
Currently in preliminary concept design stages & initial feedback due soon, I hope we have hit the spot, but anticipate improvements to this brave new home in Hovea.