Art Collectors House

Photographer: Marina Matthews


An extensive renovation of an existing dwelling, creating both a gallery for artwork and eclectic furniture and a sumptuous, eminently livable home.

An arrangement of gable-form roofs cluster along the site, culminating with the addition of a large, Living pavilion. The expansive scale of this pavilion is not understood from the exterior, with stone walls and slatted steel screens sheltering the form within the landscape.

To the interior, a continuous raked ceiling line finished in stunning Tasmanian oak and supported by a series of structural steel portals, shelters the living spaces below. The kitchen, a library snug and two large fireplaces appear as a scattering of objects beneath the over-arching roof. 

Steel portals continue to the exterior to enclose outdoor living space and house sliding screens to shade the northern sun. 

A refined palette of materials consisting of Tasmanian oak, rendered schist veneer, steel and white panelling is applied throughout the home, providing a backdrop for artwork and creating soft, comfortable spaces with layered textures.

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