Southern Brook

Southern Brook

This large homestead on a remote sandalwood farm is designed in a "H" form to create an internal court for a covered swimming pool area. The most distinctive feature of the home is the "Great Verandah" along the whole northern facade, which unlike a traditional verandah has a reverse pitch to allow winter sun into the home while excluding summer sun. The house is a lightweight steel frame and clad entirely in galvanised iron, and has thermal mass in it's concrete slab and tiled floors. 400 000 litre rainwater tanks collect water from the 'butterfly roof' and the home is super-insulated to keep temperatures stable. More can be read about this home in our Case Study section.

 

 

Additional Info

  • Date:: 2012
  • Type: lightweight
  • Category: rural / remote