Reporoa Farmhouse

The home owners had developed one of the best gardens in the district adjacent to their existing house. During one of the initial talks, DCA suggested the new house be built in the garden, an idea they had never considered. As a result, this farmhouse is connected on all sides to the landscape. The radiating floor plan places three rural inspired gable forms to orientate to the many garden vistas. The main living pavilion focuses out to a large man-made pond and bridge. The forms are clad in the farm vernacular of timber board and batten and corrugated metal roofing.

Project Details

  • Status: Completed 2003
  • Client: Private
  • Size: 300 sq.m
  • Cost: $400k