Designed by Archterra Architects

This modern farm house designed by Archterra Architects sits along a ridge between sections of remnant jarrah bushland on a working cattle farm. The project aims to satisfy the owners requirements of a house with pitched roof and traditional farm house verandah wrapped into a contemporary home...

Farm House Joinery, Rammed Earth, Timber Floors, Sliding Door, Desks

Farm House Timber Kitchens, Kitchens, Ceiling Fans, Wall Clocks

A primary outlook across paddocks to the east and a need to maintain a passive solar orientation to the north, generated a T shaped plan. The living pavilion is orientated north, whilst the sleeping areas align east-west.

Farm House Country Homes, Joinery, Window Seat, Concrete Floors, Bookshelves

Farm House Timber Houses

Morning sun is moderated on the sleeping pavilion by the traditional verandah to the east whilst a thick rammed earth wall to the west ensures the thermal-lag effect of the earth wall keeps internal spaces cool into the late afternoon. Narrow louvre windows on this west elevation funnel cooling south-west breezes through the house and present a minimal surface for afternoon sun to penetrate.

Farm House Country Homes, Timber Houses, Outdoor Areas, Timber Deck

Farm House Timber Houses, Modern Farmhouses, Rammed Earth

A mix of natural, tactile materials including rammed earth, oiled timber cladding, flooring and structure are contrasted with man-made materials of plasterboard, galvanised steel and corrugated metal cladding. This creates a beautiful balance between traditional and contemporary elements.

Farm House

Farm House Country Homes, Modern Farmhouses

A 2kW solar array, evacuated tube solar hot water heater and blackwater recycling system compliment the passive solar design of the house. The project had a life cycle assessment carried out by eTool and achieved an overall GOLD rating.

Farm House

Farm House

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