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.