Swan Valley Stud Residence | $1.6M | Constructed 2019

This residential additions project attempts to reconcile a series of mis-matched alterations, imposed over a period of time, on a large semi-rural site with significant history and character. It involves significant additions and alterations to a residence previously converted from a horse barn in the Swan Valley. The project acknowledges and strengthens the architectural language established by the imperfect craftsmanship of the original timber barn. The additions include a new alfresco entertaining structure, main entrance to the house, two new bedrooms and an external colonnade. It also involves an upgrade of the existing entry, kitchen, lounge, office, pool and pool lounge. The new structures are designed to maintain and compliment the prominence of the existing residence. The architectural language adopts the neutral colour palette and imperfect detailing of the existing residence in contrast with its  green surroundings including a meandering creek, cleared grasslands and areas of dense vegetation.