The Holiday House

A simple structure in a dominant landscape.

The brief was simple, small, elegant and to create the modern bach.

The bach consists of two wings separated by a covered outdoor space that gives shelter from sun and rain and creates the indoor-outdoor bach feel.

One end of the house contains a compact living, dining and kitchen which spills out efortlessly onto the covered area. The module also contains the master bedroom and ensuite, so that when the parents are on their own their module is perfectly self-contained.

The second module consists of two bedrooms separated by a shared ensuite bathroom, for children and guests. The clever configuration allows for privacy between groups in an otherwise modest footprint.

All rooms open out to the expansive view. The internal decor is modest and uses natural materials – ply walls, concrete floors, which give it a warm and intimate feel.

The structure is a modest jewel in a beautiful landscape, where the aim is to escape from the city, kick off shoes and enjoy life slowly…

TIMBER DESIGN AWARDS – HIGHLY COMMENDED

FLOOR AREA HOUSE:

86 square metres

FLOOR AREA  COVERED DECK:

16 square metres

BEDROOMS:

3

LIVING AREAS:

1

BATHROOMS:

2

CLADDING:

Vertical grooved ply

FLOORING:

Powerfloat

ROOFING:

Colorsteel

INSULATION:

Glasswool

KITCHEN BENCH:

Stainless steel

KITCHEN CABINETRY:

Radiata Ply

BATHROOM CABINETRY:

Radiata Ply

BATHROOM FLOORING:

Mobile Ceramics ink-jet printed,
rectified tiles

LIGHTING:

Lightplan LED lights

DECKING:

Vitex