Set on the idyllic Sunshine Coast of Queensland and on the edge of the protected Noosa National Park the is a place where the landscape becomes the most defining feature of the interior. Designed by James Russell Architect the house is more like a series of vast pavilions expansive verandas and lovely courtyards that are carefully covered and protected using a large shade cloth.
Pinewood is often associated with uninspired run-of-the-mill furniture and interiors. Yet this versatile timber has many modern applications. Long-lasting and sustainable there is a certain honest and homey quality about ; still it offers so much more. The interiors featured below reflect a clean contemporary expression of pinewood’s use in residential spaces. Aesthetic and striking they showcase its capacity for good design.
A series of succulents and air plants add to the green goodness here and it is flooding and sliding glass doors that ensure light passes freely from one room to another. The two-story building with curved wooden roof also captures warmth during winter months while a void inside the structure allows for passage of cool breeze on hot days.
This also further ushered in natural light and spaces of the original Victorian Residence that were previously dark now feel cheerful and inviting. The refurbished interior feels both contemporary and classic with the old gently transitioning into the new!
The modern farmhouse borrows from vernacular design in the region and embraces the native charm of Vermont and Quebecois barns in general. Its lovely wood exterior is punctuated by carefully placed windows that blend modernity with an air of timelessness.