The allotment is a small rural holding which boasts the following: picturesque distant views, borders with bushland and state forest and a mature stand of Eucalypt in the centre of the site, surrounded by rolling paddocks.
The house is located within this stand of trees, camouflaged but also appreciating the trees at close quarters. The house minimises its impact on the surroundings by presenting itself as a low juxtaposed piece of contemporary sculpture constructed of rich natural materials.
The palette is recycled grey Ironbark, local basalt boulders, rusted steel panels and glass. Visually the building offers interest in a passive manner. The simplicity of the visual aspect hides a range of environmentally efficient systems. The house is heated and cooled via a heat exchanger using 500 meters of underground pipe as a heatsink. Living in a bushfire prone area required the incorporation of numerous factors within the construction of the project.
The building is divided into 3 zones, which allow only occupied areas to be serviced. All areas have unlimited visual contact with the surrounding landscape which provides the 'raison datre for the building and its design.