This house to the north-west of Canberra has won several significant design awards including theHIA house of the year award in 2003. Its final form is both a tribute to the good taste and intimate involvement of the clients Zvoni Hodak and Phil Young.

The design reference harks back to the early 20th-century and the works of an American architect; Richard Neutra. The design elements that characterise the house are the strong overlapping horizontal roof forms punctuated by a dramatic and rich natural stone wall. Large areas of glass make best use of spectacular views from the hilltop location and allow for significant solar gain.

The minimalist approach to interior design stemmed from the clients own strong design sense and a close collaboration with the interior designer, Jayne Miller. The result is a dramatic yet understated interior fitout.

Project details
Design Architect: Tony Trobe
Project Documentation: Phil Dale
Interior Design: Jayne Miller
Structural Consultant: Ron Rogers, Rogers and Jefferis
Photographer: Mohamed Aradi & studio2point8



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