Photographer: Anthony Turnham
Nestled amongst other homes in the small alpine community of Castle Hill, this holiday home was designed to meld into its environment.
Designed as a getaway for a young family, this home is small enough to feel snug and warm on the coldest days, while it also can cater to large groups of friends and family.
The carefully engineered timber structure is the backbone of the simple form and provides a rhythm through the home, enabling volume to be added through the living spaces. This volume creates extended vistas out towards the mountainous backdrop.
The first floor has been tucked nicely within the main roof form. Sleeping spaces for a mixture of occupants include a custom bunk room which allows plenty of room for extra visitors. A casual living space and office enables occupants to work from ‘home’.
A mixture of timber claddings provides a robust layer of protection from the elements. Cedar board & batten to much of the home with cedar shingles providing some textural relief to the North and South facades. Large overhangs also help to repel the weather.
A simple roof form, with a combination of timber weatherboard and shingles, this home, with a mountain backdrop, has a true alpine aesthetic.