Barn House / Davies Design & Construction

Nestled at the foothills of the Dial Ranges on the North-West Coast, three acres of the secluded bush are now home to this warm and inviting retreat.

Architects: Davies Design & Construction
Location: Penguin, Tasmania, Australia
Photography: Anjie Blair 

Our clients expressed a desire for this home to sit in its surroundings as though it had always been there; a simple yet timeless barn. The clever design kept this home compact and narrow allowing it to rest effortlessly in the natural lay of the land and an earthy material palette ties the build seamlessly with the surrounding native bush landscape. Practical, yet thoughtful window design reflects the surrounding bushland, amplifying a sense of seclusion and connection with nature. 

Every aspect of this home has been paired back, and contrary to the simplistic appearance, there were many details to resolve onsite to achieve this level of minimalism. From concealed gutters and custom moulded internal downpipes to an architrave free interior fit-out. The timber lining throughout the raked ceiling has been scribed in millimetres perfect to continue the theme of the house. Using a combination of raw, natural materials always carries an inherent level of difficulty and risk and in all, we are very pleased with the overall outcome and more importantly, so too are our clients.