Alcheringa

Located on an unusual shaped block in the suburb of Yowie Bay, this site benefits from being surrounded by an untamed forest of Eucalypts, Angophoras and various other Australian natives. The initial brief asked to minimise any need for removing trees and the final design required none to be removed. Capitalising on the privacy afforded by the bush setting, this urban home enjoys an openess and seclusion unprecedented in the area. This is a home that will allow the occupants to reconnect with the environment around them. Comfort has been a major priority of the design and with no air conditioning, the design relies on cross ventilation, ceiling fans and a central fireplace to maintain comfortable living conditions. A loft style home office offers views across the canopy as the owners carry out their work.