This single storey H-plan four-bedroom house has been designed as a lock-up-and-go holiday home for fractional ownership by a group of friends who are golfing and wildlife enthusiasts. While the four bedroom suites are fully-appointed, the house’s proportions are compact and the layout efficient.
From the entrance gate flanked by the car and golfcart ports, one enters a secure, freeform-walled courtyard garden with an entertainment area comprising a pool and firepit and, under the curvilinear pergola outside the open-plan living area comprising dining room, lounge and kitchen, a wide barbeque deck.
A free-standing S-shaped wall adjacent to the pool hides an outdoor shower and a staff toilet, and serves to screen the kitchen yard. Passing through the dining room and lounge, one exits via the sliding doors onto a second wide, curvilinear, shaded deck, facing onto the bush edge. All doors and windows in this house are made secure and provided with sun screening and ventilation by means of external sliding shutters.
The steeply pitched, exposed-rafter roof construction with dormer windows above the open-plan living area ensures the interior remains cool and comfortable. A scullery behind the open-plan kitchen opens out to a screened doorway with a pathway leading back into the courtyard garden. A guest toilet is situated under the service staircase leading up to the loft store with its array of lockers to safely store each owner’s on-site personal effects.