This idyllic site sits atop a mountain in Stanhope within the Hunter Valley, offering panoramic 360 degree views over the hinterland. The project involved the construction of a three bedroom residence for our clients who were relocating from Sydney to the Hunter Valley. The floor plan offered multiple decks facing different directions and capturing different views of the property. A carefully considered entry foyer opens onto an internal courtyard which act as a lightwell to the living areas.

 The materiality was chosen to reflect the quintessential Australian wool-shed vernacular with a mixture of solid blackbutt weatherboards and Lysaght Zincalume corrugated steel cladding that sits well within it’s environment. A contemporary split skillion roof form was adopted which floats above a dark sub-floor, resulting in a dramatic cantilever effect.


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