It is one thing to go to relaxing natural escape that takes you into the heart of a tropical jungle for an unforgettable vacation. It is a completely different experience when you bring home that tropical goodness and turn your own backyard into a stunning ‘forest’ if sorts.
Despite the large ranch that surrounds this modern retreat the structure itself is modest and occupies just. Divided into three distinct cantilevered units the house offers a wonderful view of the green ranch even while giving those inside all the privacy they need. It is concrete and corten steel panels that shape the exterior of House N with the formers used for the lower level and on the inside.
Designed by Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio the gleaming interior of this 19th century house is augmented by the use of untreated pinewood. The result is wholly fresh warm and inviting.
It is the top floor that holds the adult bedrooms which sit on the edge while kids’ bedrooms and bunk rooms occupy the space in the middle. These bunk rooms can also be used as additional adult bedrooms whenever needed giving the home an adaptable sheen. Concrete and hardwood timber shape this relaxing and ingenious Aussie home where green is in!
Brought in to radically alter the damp and dark interior of this classic home Glen Thomas Architecture turned to a contemporary extension with a distinct 9-meter long glass roof to get the job done.