This architecturally-designed home is organised around an internal black honed block. This wall forms the spine of the house and splits the living on the ground floor. The upper level makes a distinction between the guest and owner’s precinct. The split in the building form organises the rooms around a central protected courtyard, which is the main living area.
The exterior is layered with floating glass and concrete, and the interior has been built with natural, elegant materials that help create a feeling of natural space. On the lower floor there is a garage, wine cellar and workshop with internal access to the ground floor.
Here, there is a family room with bathroom facilities and a dining room opening into a large internal courtyard and kitchen with a scullery and laundry behind. Separated by the spine of the house is a more formal, quiet lounge, again opening onto the internal courtyard.
On climbing the floating stairs to the first floor there is a study area, two guest bedrooms and a bathroom complex, all extremely spacious. A glass bridge running along the spine takes you to the master bedroom and ensuite.
The home is of exceptional quality, incorporating high quality finishes, and exhibits an outstanding example of construction in all aspects. Judges described the building as an extremely challenging design, and said the builder had completed the project faultlessly.