A ground source heat pump and a wood-fired boiler provide additional heating in the winter months while the smart system of shades ensure that there is absolutely no necessity of air conditioning in the summer months. Essentially this is a farmhouse that cuts back on power consumption and aims to reduce its carbon footprint as much as possible.
There is more though here as a spacious meeting room conference areas a kitchen dining informal meeting areas and a stunning central ‘events space’ find room inside this ingenious new office.
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.
Creating a hub of green amidst the urban jungle around it it is the private courtyard of the house that ends up being the showstopper. A 375 square foot rooftop garden complements the lush green courtyard below beautifully even as deciduous trees provide plenty of shade during hot summer days.
The large house was designed keeping in mind the specific needs of its owners. With multiple bedrooms open gathering spaces and delightful social zones this is a place where friends and family can come together with ease.