The timeless appeal of a provincial farmhouse seeks new inspiration in the form of a modest strawbale home with grand proportions.
Three simple pavilions are scattered to form an integrated rhythm of cosy and practical living spaces with wide verandahs providing a peaceful sense of place that connects the surrounding orchards and gardens to the relaxed comfort of this family home.
Generous forms and a high regard for warmth and acoustic performance provide this house with a sense of the familiar. Recycled timbers, lime renders, natural stone and wood fired hydronic heating provide the highest regard for sustainability without compromising comfort in the cool sub-alpine climate of Piedmont.
Guided by the careful placement of finely crafted timber doorways set deeply into the thick strawbale walls, two and three rooms sometimes unfold from each viewpoint. Privacy is maintained through the little peaceful spaces that exist between rooms that provide opportunities for a family to live in harmony with each other and the surrounding rural landscape.