Red Hill Farm House

Architecture and Interior Design

With views defined by sweeping paddocks dotted with livestock and distant glimpses of a horseshoe shaped coastline, a centrally sited home sits embedded in the landscape with a subtlety and restraint that belies its function as a hard working family home exposed to the elements and often ferocious weather patterns.

In a celebration of the surrounding architectural and design vernacular but with a modern, contemporary interpretation, this home exudes a rural character but with an appropriateness to function embedded deep in its design.

The design intentionally omits ornamentation seeking to minimise the palette of materials. The predominance of the vertical blackened timber cladding defines the façade materiality and, when glimpsed from within, acts to constantly remind occupants of the rural narrative.

Designed with an overriding sense of authenticity and rigour, multiple floor levels respond to the natural fall of the surrounding landscape and delineate activity, whilst a tough materiality of blackened timber, steel, glass, natural stone and concrete are featured in unrestrained sophistication balanced by a softness in the warm oak lining to the ceiling and joinery pieces.

Address – Red Hill, VIC
Status – Completion 2018
Scope – Architecture and Interior Design
Area –  650sqm
Photography – Sharyn Cairns
Collaborators – Architecture in collaboration with Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Paul Bangay – Landscape Consultant