The brief was to help the clients design a professional horse stud business whilst also creating a welcoming and comfortable family home. The visitor heading up the front drive would feel a sense of confidence in the business they were investing in and yet feel strangely like staying for a coffee. The genuine and capable manner of the owner /managers being evident from the front gate.
The clients wanted a home that paid homage to the traditional farmhouse whilst acknowledging the sites environmental conditions and providing modern comforts. Wide verandahs were a must from the onset, however the clients also wanted winter sun in the colder months and their home to be light filled. We worked together to determine a verandah depth that would satisfy all aesthetic and environmental wants. The result is a wonderfully light filled home that stays cool in summer and verandahs that beckon the visitor to sit, drink tall lemonades and ponder life.