Anderson Hill House

With extensive views across Bass Strait, a new single storey farmhouse is situated on a highly exposed site behind the crest of prominent Anderson Hill. The brief for the house was simple; capture the panoramic southern views and provide shelter for the husband and wife who work the farm.

Upon arrival, the owners enter a vast garage that accommodates two Landcruisers, a four wheel motorbike and an abundance of farm equipment; alighting in the mudroom and the service core of the home, work wear is discarded and cleansing occurs in preparation to enter the living zone, where the entire southern facade opens up to the view across the front paddock and out to Bass Strait.  The living area is comprised of 2 generous entertaining spaces that divide two accommodation zones of the home. To the west lies the owners domain, with study, master bedroom and ensuite, and to the east are the guest bedrooms, bathroom and laundry.  Large sliding glass doors in the north facade allow the home to be opened up to a protected courtyard and allow for natural ventilation The south facade is fully glazed to capture the views, though closed to protect from the prevailing south westerly trade winds.  A slot window in the western facade was located to frame a distant view of Cape Woolamai from the master bed.

Construction commenced.