data, awards, description –
This grand yet unassuming home on a NSW Southern Highlands cattle farm reinterprets the vernacular shed.
Two complementary wings Located on a working cattle stud, Mittagong Farmhouse comprises L-shaped wings overlooking a manicured lawn. A north-facing, two-storey residential wing was completed in 2010, while an existing single-storey farm service wing contains a carport, office, mudroom and laundry.
Working with the landscape Located 4km west of Mittagong, this spacious home works in harmony with its sometimes-harsh yet beautiful surroundings. Designed to protect the outdoor space from prevailing south-westerlies, the farmhouse responds to the area’s climate.
Reminiscent of the shed Using basic utilitarian construction techniques, the home is built of robust materials like galvanised steel and hardwood cladding. The timber and steel trussed roof structure provides a rhythm along its length, while scenic views are optimised throughout the home. Internally, contrasting volumes are used, with a double-height space for the kitchen and low ceilings in intimate spaces.
- clientGary and Judy Reidy
- costA$1.42 million
- GFA450 m²