As one progresses through the Gallery, the Pavilions are slightly offset to break up the length. Internal and external spaces flow off the central gallery core, opening to views of the landscape and bush. The Bedroom pavilion has been purposefully rotated to break the visual length of the house.
Stables, an existing manager’s house, tennis court and a dam with a beach complete the estate which has beautiful surrounding gardens designed by Marylyn Abbott.
The building includes carefully detailed timber windows, screens, pergolas and eaves. Bagged and stone-clad walls provide mass to the building whilst creating a rustic ambience to the spaces.
With no access to town water or sewer treatment, the building is self-reliant and efficient in terms of water collection and treatment. Two 150,000L rainwater tanks were incorporated into the plan, alone with a bio-degradable waste treatment plant.