The brief was for a substantial stone dwelling to sit atop acreage in Flinders. The clients were after a home that evoked the image of a Scottish Manor, proportionate to their 50 acre property whilst retaining a farm cottage feel. The home would look across the property and toward the ocean, at the same time providing protection from the cold ocean winds. A study that gave one the sense of a sea captain’s cabin and a bathroom that looked out over the property were also highlighted in the brief. It was important to the clients to having room for their grown children and their extended families to come and stay, without the house being too big for two people.
The use of locally quarried granite and the inclusion of a turret were paramount.