The organic house design, originally inspired by a Gingko leaf, was developed as a series of levels cascading down the hillside to the east.
From the thick lime-washed walls and wide entrance doorway, the view of the surrounding forest draws one down through the house, with a series of decks and terraces connecting the inside and outside spaces.
The gentle curves of the walls and ceilings, and the subtle colours of natural timber and chalky limewash, create a sense of warmth and tranquillity, with generous windows in every room overlooking the lush landscape of the Dandenong Ranges.
The clients worked as owner builders with craftsman Steve Retter, achieving a high quality hand crafted finish.
"We are in love with our home because it loves us. It nurtures our soul and inspires our well-being. It supports our friends when they visit, and it is always in a beautiful conversation with the landscape."