- Duffmoore Properties
- Bowral, NSW
- Tim Greer, Liz Muir, John Chesterman, Ruth Leiminer, Roger O'Sullivan.
On an undulating site set into a landscaped golf course near the Bowral town centre, this accessible development of 17 semi-detached houses seeks to capitalise on landscaped views and Northern solar access whilst maximising private outdoor areas.
Living spaces and a master bedroom suite typically open onto a private North facing courtyard, which in turn addresses the landscape. A reduced first floor plate houses extra bedrooms and is positioned to minimise overshadowing, modulate the massing and capture distant views.
A simple, varied palate of forms and traditional materials was developed to create a modern interpretation of the vernacular buildings of the area. Variations in detail and colour as well as modulation of building mass in both plan and section are employed to impart individuality and interest to the carefully landscaped public zones.