When you've got an incredible, rolling view, you have to take advantage of it, which is exactly what this new modular home achieves. Stretched across a ridge new Orange, New South Wales, the home enjoys dramatic views across the valley towards Mount Canobolas.
Modular house designer and builder Modscape created the impressive home completely off-site which eliminated weather delays and avoided the challenging job of coordinating trades on the rural property. The entire 225 square metre home was achieved using just three modules.
The design is a T-shaped plan which helps the home take in the best of the views. Three wings are created, one for living, one for sleeping and one for utilities. Clad in vertical lengths of Silvertip Ash, the timber will grey over time helping the home settle into its landscape.
Windows and doors are carefully placed to frame the landscape. Floor-to-ceiling glass creates a breathtaking view of the valley, a low, wide window frames the treetops when seated and a sliding glass door to the west frames views of the sunset. Even the covered outdoor space focusses the eye on the scenery.
The covered outdoor space has an outdoor fireplace and hammock hanging hooks to make it the perfect place to relax and watch the weather roll up from the valley.
"Services, including the mudroom laundry – complete with ample storage for muddy boots and wet coats – family bathroom and powder room are located in one wing to ensure the living spaces remain clutter-free and open towards the view", explain Modscape.
While living areas are open-plan, intimate nooks have been incorporated for quiet time including window seats in the bedrooms and a private deck for the main bedroom suite.
"Internally the neutral palette is contemporary with a hint of the country, featuring open timber shelves, a large log fire, Scyon-lined walls and ceramic tiles. Warm timber shelves and furniture provide a great counterpoint to the dark kitchen joinery – the resulting effect being one of simplicity and balance."
When your site is unique, it pays to spend the time developing a design which celebrates its special qualities. Project Kangaroobie flaunts its incredible view and the home is all the better for it.