Home of the Year 2021: Black Quail House

3 June 2021

Black Quail House by Bergendy Cooke


A mature and restrained response to an awe-inspiring location. The architect has combined a wide range of influences — from Sri Lankan to her own, impressive international career — to achieve a quintessentially local response to site, context, and history. From highly bespoke detailing though to deft usage of courtyards and planning, this home is exemplary of what ‘building for and from the land’ can achieve with originality and flair.

For an interview with the architect, Bergendy Cooke, please click here.

For full coverage of this project, pick up a copy of the June-July 2021 issue of HOME from anywhere good magazines are sold, or subscribe or purchase your copy online. 

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