UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE IN A RAINFOREST ENVIRONMENT
LONG, clean lines, understated elegance and absolute privacy await at the end of a concrete driveway that undulates through lush rainforest and eucalypt forest. Designed in 2012 by local architect Jolyon Robinson, the single-level home sits gently into the contour of the land, blending beautifully with the surrounding bush. With the ideal northerly aspect, walls of glass, and windows that stretch right up to the skillion roof, the entire length of the home is flooded with natural light. On languid summer days, the huge screened bifold doors and banks of glass louvres draw in even the faintest breeze. Traditional elements such as the tin roof and the long, timber veranda meld perfectly with the modern, minimalist interior where native timbers are a feature. The warm blackbutt timber floors of the open-plan lounge-dining zone extend throughout the house, while the hand-crafted silky-oak-topped kitchen island – complete with dovetailing and almost 4m long – will stop visitors in their tracks. The same clean lines are echoed in the two-pac kitchen cabinetry, Caesarstone benchtop and glass splashback. The fridge and butler's pantry hide discreetly behind sliding doors. A lovely light-filled study is tucked behind the lounge room, not far from the built-in wood-burning stove. The feeling of calm ripples through to the two guest bedrooms: both bright and spacious with high ceilings and built-in robes. The main bathroom features a free-standing bath, glass shower and silky-oak benchtop. Natural light from above is diffused by timber slats, and a delightful pair of large sliding shutters can be thrown open to the rear garden. At the far end of the house lies the enormous main retreat. The bedroom, with glass on three sides, including gas-strut hopper windows, juts out into the rainforest canopy. The ensuite comes with double sink, glass shower and separate toilet. At the front, the big, beautiful deck can be used for entertaining in all weather with its rain-sensitive vergola. A separate two-bay shed comes with covered apron.