Designed with an emphasis on entertaining, the property provides solutions to the many stages of family life. Through the use of self-sufficient segregated pavilions clustered around a central courtyard, residents have the flexibility to live independently within smaller areas of the home. With a focus on natural and recycled materials, this modern residence respectfully nods to the property’s semi-rural location.
This luxury palatial house in Holt has been named house of the year at both Master Builders ACT Building Excellence Awards and HIA Housing awards.
Of high importance in this project are the spectacular views of the Brindabella Ranges to the south. In addition, rectangular elements facing North on the long side are required to maximise energy efficiency and these key considerations were implemented in the overall conceptual design.
The use of pavilions also allows for easy zoning and the consequent ability to close off wings that are not being used and to form a central protected courtyard. The client wanted to make the property as self-sufficient as possible.