Kinglake

This stunning and attractive home boasts all the external features one would expect in a traditional country dwelling. Finials and fenestrations adorn the dormers and gables, and timber balustrades with molded hand rail surround the Australian Iron bark decking and balconies. A 35 degree, high pitched roof gives the home stature and bearing, whilst the crisp color combination is both traditional and contemporary.

A replacement for a home lost in the Black Saturday bush fires, the owner’s desire was to create a special home with an exterior to harmonise with their rural property and an interior design which was functional, energy efficient and comfortable. This has been achieved by fitting the home with the highest quality fixtures, including a glass fire-box wood heater which is a feature of the down stairs living area. The Energy efficiency of this heating is enhanced by the exposed flue on the upper level which radiates warmth into the bedrooms upstairs. Solar hot water and northerly facing living rooms increase the passive solar functionality.

Spotted gum timber flooring downstairs is a feature of the home, as are the pitched and coffered ceilings to all upstairs rooms which create interesting ceiling planes and evoke the charm and ambiance of a by-gone era.

We found the team at Farmhouses of Australia to be helpful, thoughtful, and co-operative during all phases of design and construction.
— David and Teresa, 'Kinglake'