Overlooking dramatic peaks and the Treble Cone ski field stands this unwavering family home. Set on a large rural property, the house emulates its natural surrounds in every detail.
Drawing inspiration from the irregularities of the alpine setting and forests that surround it, the six-bedroom house imitates nature from the exterior in its random placement of differing spaced and varied width vertical cedar cladding.
Like the trees beyond, the rhythms of nature are a focus throughout the home with interior cedar and schist highlights, irregular timber balustrades and mixed-width timber. A central feature is the main hallway connecting the master suite and communal living areas, which wraps around an internal courtyard, bringing the aesthetics of nature indoors. It's timber flooring combined with irregularly-spaced cedar walls and narrower cedar boards on the ceiling combine to create a unique natural feel.
This random natural rhythm flows throughout the home and is evident in almost every room. The kitchen cabinetry continues the theme with mismatched timber widths. Designed for a family with four children, the six-bedroom home was built to fit in with their active and outdoor lifestyle. Spread over three levels, the four children each have bedrooms on the lowest level along with a rumpus room and shared bathroom. The middle, ground level houses the internal garage, laundry, mud room, communal and formal living areas, kitchen and master suite, while upstairs a separate flat for visitors along with an office is located. Its aesthetics create open welcoming spaces while maintaining a rustic, earthen feel throughout.