This site on the outer edge of historic Braidwood is bounded to the south and east with the outer fringe of the town, opening to the meandering stone fringed creek to the north and Golf Course to the West. The brief for this house was at first glance contradictory: to be sympathetic with the traditional country character of the site but also modern, open and filled with natural light.
To achieve this a simple two story volume under a single steep pitched roof is ‘cut-back’ with pergola’s, veranda’s and voids to create sculptured, light filled spaces.
An angled wall cutting a wedge in the roof draws people into the entry where glimpses of the house beyond and above are revealed. The plan is simple with Living areas to the north in a central main room with high timber lined coffered ceilings and central window seats. The Kitchen takes advantage of the morning sun with bi-fold windows and French doors opening to a terrace.
The main bedroom, also on the east side, has an ensuite to the south with a frameless glass and miniorb shower recess on the inside of the angled entry wall.
The Living Areas, studies and verandas are to the west, orientated to the setting sun and views to the distant mountains. A loft above provides generous sleeping and play areas for the grandchildren.