Kindarun, NSW
Site:With its majestic mountain setting and panoramic views over the Wollemi Wilderness, this site is both beautiful and remote. Accessed via a dirt road out of Putty, NSW, and located adjacent to National Park, this wild site rests on a clear hilltop, surrounded by the Australian bush. Brief:Our brief was unique. This adventurous and creative couple wanted a simple but functional home which would allow them to write, grow their own food, generate their own power and manage waste on site. They wanted a modest home, without excessive space and expense. The creation of external spaces was as important as indoor spaces, and embracing the views whilst creating a shelter for creativity was paramount. Design Features:This unique home pares design back to its elements. A large pergola covered courtyard separates the living and bedroom pavilions, with under cover access provided by an extensive photovoltaic array. The elemental steel clad pavilions waste no space, with skillion roofs and recycled bridge timbers providing the core requirements of shade and shelter. Sweeping curved stone courtyard walls will also provide shelter from cool winter winds, and store heat during winter months with space for growing veggies, sharing a cup of coffee and enjoying the wildlife and views. Energy requirements will be met with a full Photovoltaic array, wind turbine and battery storage. There will be a composting waste treatment system and plenty of water tanks in addition to a recycled water tank plunge pool accessed via a jetty from the house. The perfect spot for an evening sundowner... Construction:This home is currently under construction. Slabs are down and framing under way. Update - The site is right in the midst of the current bushfires - we wish Ian and Barbara all the best with their build! Result: