Kurrajong Village

Kurrajong Village, NSW
Site:This compact residential site in a village setting slopes down to the east, and has lovely views to the east and south over the Sydney Basin. It is set within a community title development and has rigorous planning controls. Brief:Our client asked for a contemporary home to cater for a variety of family dynamics, making the most of a residential sized block in a village setting, and those amazing views to the south and east. Our challenge was to create on level extensive living areas with 4 bedrooms, and a series of private outdoor spaces, responding to the differing orientation of each space. We also needed to provide for 2 car garaging and extensive storage space. Set within a community title development, our brief was also to complement the unique village setting and be approved by a multitude of neighbouring interests. Design Features:Our response to the brief was to separate the building into 2 main pavilions, linked by a series of spaces which open onto the courtyards either side. This allows for northern sunlight to penetrate into both main pavilions, and maximises ventilation opportunities to all spaces. A dramatic entry stair at the southern end of the building leads to an intimately scaled timber lined entry foyer. A timber entry 'walkway' leads through the length of the home, extending to a timber 'boardwalk' in the northern courtyard beyond. The southern pavilion accommodates the main living areas, with dramatic raked ceilings, timber linings and moody colours. The linking walkway leads past the kitchen, laundry and bedroom areas, opening out to an eastern courtyard, with plunge pool and intimate dining and seating areas. The northern pavilion provides a tranquil retreat, opening onto lushly landscaped gardens. A sheltered courtyard to the west is accessed directly from the kitchen and laundry, providing an ideal private 'kitchen garden' and utility zone. Material selections include highly sustainable Weathertex cladding, colorbond steel roof cladding, locally sourced stone and concrete blocks. Construction:Construction currently under way. Result: