House in the Hunter
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The Broke House combines drama and intimacy, engaging with the landscape while providing relaxed, flexible spaces for living and entertaining.
Linked to the land The long East-West axis of the Broke House optimises light, ventilation and views. A series of pavilions and intimate courtyards, its deciduous trees and water features set off the landscape.
Clever residential design In response to the climate, The Broke House uses ceiling fans, under-floor heating and a slow combustion fireplace to regulate temperature. In winter, unused parts of the house are closed off, and the view framed by carefully positioned windows rather than inefficient glazed walls.
Total flexibility The living space, with outdoor room, viewing platform and pool, provides a grand space for entertaining or intimacy for a family. Two walls of retractable fly screens and an operable roof open or close the house to the elements, while a concealed pivoting panel seals off a private zone with bedrooms and a studio.
- clientStewart and Eliz Ewen
- site4.2 hectares
- GFA600 m²