A concept for new house for a beautiful site overlooking the Huon River, south of Hobart.
The house stretches along the contour of the site, anchored by a large Blackwood tree to the west, maximising the sun to the north, and the panoramic view of the Huon River to the south.
The simple building form is articulated through the kicked skillion roof, with the change in cladding materials setting up a secondary datum within which the floor to ceiling windows make the most of the picturesque outlook. Materially, the building's exterior references the vernacular construction throughout the Huon Valley, with the use of zincalume, Colorbond and rough sawn shiplapped timber cladding.
Access to the house is through a mudroom to the west, which frames up the north facing deck, with the laundry forming a bookend to the deck.
A large open plan living area in the middle of the house opens up to the covered deck to the north, with framed views to the river to the south. Hallways at either end of the living area form an long axis framing the view to the Blackwood to the west, and to the open paddocks to the east. Bedrooms come off the hall, with a master suite at the western end, and a guest bedroom, study and bathroom to the east.