Glen Forrest Residence & Studio
This was a huge project. The main residence consisted of 2 gable roof pavilions with a glazed breezeway connection between them. The design is split over multiple levels and we worked hard to ensure there was a good connection between the indoor & outdoor spaces throughout the site.
The lower pavilion includes a classic open plan living arrangement with a long raking ceiling with exposed composite metal & steel trusses. The family wanted the living & dining room to be somewhat shared so a large feature bench/table sits in the middle of this space, with the kitchen having a wrap behind scullery/pantry to hide all the mess away.
The second higher pavilion is accessed via a linking breezeway with full glass to either side looking into the gardens. The first floor of this pavilion host all the kid's bedrooms, plus the laundry and bathroom. Up the feature steel/timber staircase is the parent's retreat & the master bedroom suite.
At the rear of the site, there is a pool house/studio/guest bed /workshop with its own separate bathroom. An open vine-covered pergola has pride of place at the front of this and enjoys views back to the main residence over the lap pool and gardens.