Wildes Meadow House - protected outdoor eating area

A Modern Twist on the Traditional Barn House

This was an exciting project as it’s not often that architects get the opportunity to design a second house for a client. This project followed on from an iconic mid-century modern design built on a rural hilltop on Nanima Road just outside Canberra.  

The clients had re-located to the NSW Southern Highlands and wanted to build a new house that would have off-grid energy supply and comply with the bushfire code. The result is a black modern barn house that sits quietly in its environment. Tony Trobe designed a house with pavilions facing north to capture the winter sun and windows to frame the stunning rural and lake views. design utilises the northern sun.

The clients knew exactly what they wanted included in their new home and decided to return to Tony Trobe to pull these ideas into a design to suit their new lifestyle. The house was to have an open plan living area, private master bedroom suite and guest rooms that could be closed off from the main living area.