Bowen Mountain Residence

Conceived as a simple weekender, this pavilion house grew to include extensive landscaping, swimming pool, pool house and sauna, with spectacular results. An existing hut was retained on-site, recognising traditional construction methods and local materials. A courtyard serves as the entry point to the home, connecting the new sustainable home to the hut. An extensive use of glazing provides a 360° aspect of the site from the indoors, while outdoor decks and terraces respond to the site’s natural topography, allowing both to merge seamlessly and exist harmoniously with the surrounding bush.

Photographed by Murray Fredericks

Awards

2005 Australian Timber Design Awards (Best Structural Use of Timber Australia Wide) –
Winner 

Publications

Cabins TASCHEN Publishing 2014
ISBN: 9783836550260

100 Country Houses: New Rural Architecture
ImagesPublilshing 2009
ISBN: 978-1864703320

150 Best House Ideas
HarperCollinsPublishers 2005
ISBN: 0-06-078000-2