Location: Margaret River WA.
Design: Sam Martin
Structural Engineer: Civil/Structural Consulting pty ltd
Builder: Paradigm Construction www.paradigmconstruction.com.au
Photographer: Peter Hughes Photography
This country house, designed for a family relocating from the city, provides wholesome, homely, traditional values with a modern reinterpretation of a holiday house by the coast, with enough space to have lots of guests come and stay.
The owners, who were establishing a building company in the area, required an appropriate showcase for their abilities in carpentry & construction and the level of finish is superb.
Material combinations of timber weatherboards, timber doors & windows & Donnybrook stone entrance create a desirable, nurturing destination that rewards the long drive from the city. These natural materials continue inside with sheoak floor boards throughout and sand stone on the floors in the bathrooms.
Being entirely timber framed & clad, the embodied energy in the production and transport of the building materials is as good as it gets. Combining this with passive solar design principles & an economic & structurally efficient design, you end up with a sustainable, efficient, effective house.