A 7,500 square foot family home and studio in a former dairy barn and outbuildings on a bluff overlooking an estuary. The large internal volumes of the original building are retained throughout.
The open spaces of the barn are structured by freestanding plinths and cupboards.
The existing brickwork, timber ceilings, and trusses above have been left as found.
Stair to guest rooms and study.
The free standing stone fireplace and plinth and the white box frame a sitting area within the larger space of the main barn.
The black granite plinth in the living room. Carved into the plaster lining of the wall behind is a 15 metre shelf and light slot. This continuous slot links the dining, library, and sitting rooms.
The internal walls are lined with a continuous ribbon of painted plaster. The lining wraps around corners and into window reveals.
The wallpapered balcony hallway to the guest bedrooms with the tiled bathroom beyond.
The tiled shower and toilet enclosures in the master bathroom are screened by a freestanding light cowl.
Lighting and storage are integrated into the angled and carpeted balustrade of the nest-like study.
Estuary view from the pottery studio.
Stone terrace, bench and fire-pit
The landscape comes directly up to large sliding doors which opening into the main living space.
New and existing barn door style openings frame views down to the estuary. The location of a new walled garden and outdoor terraces was influenced by the orientation of the sun, prevailing winds, and views to the estuary.