Located on a dramatic elevated site with spectacular mountain views, this house is designed to provide both a hermetic retreat and to exploit its northern aspect.
In the northern part of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland at Witta, the house is approached through a dense sub-tropical rainforest, which opens to a small clearing where the house is located.
Intended for a single client with a passion for books and a significant art collection, the house is relatively modest in ambition and scale. Minimal means and a concern for low maintenance have also influenced the concept for a lightweight metal clad pavilion, lightly positioned on the site and arranged to focus on specific views.
As a place for contemplation of nature, art and literature, and occasional guest entertainment, this small house accommodates these varying demands in a comfortable and highly resonant relationship with this special site.