Wistow House in South Australia

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Wistow House in South Australia

Australian Modern Property – design by Mountford Williamson Architecture

10 Aug 2019

Wistow House

Design: Mountford Williamson Architecture

Location: Wistow, South Australia

Wistow House South Australia

This Wistow House was designed for a young family who was looking for a simple lifestyle on a rural property where they could indulge their passion of horses. The home located on an acreage in the Adelaide Hills is surrounded by land that has been farmed for generations.

Wistow House South Australia

Old farm buildings, generally clad with corrugated steel are still common in the area. The simple form and materials used reflect the homes rural context. The corrugated steel cladding is used vertically as is common on utilitarian farm buildings.

Wistow House South Australia

Wistow House South Australia

The dark grey colour allows the home to recede into the landscape and the use of timber and stone walling in the garden adds warmth and helps tie the home to the site.

Wistow House South Australia

Wistow House South Australia

The brief was for a home designed for ‘simplicity’ – for ease of construction and for ‘an ongoing goal of simplicity in living’. The design aimed to make a real connection with the surrounding landscape, capturing the long views to the south, the shorter views across the horse paddocks to the north, and providing an immediate indoor/outdoor connection.

Wistow House South Australia

The creation of outdoor rooms for entertaining to both the north and south, providing a choice for use at different times of the day and year was integral to the design.

Wistow House South Australia

Wistow House South Australia

High level glazing under the roof plane creates the illusion of a floating roof, allowing glimpses of the sky and the large overhang to the north provides protection from the summer sun while allowing the winter sun to penetrate deeply into the home.

Wistow House South Australia

Wistow House, South Australia – Building Information

Architect, Interior Design: Mountford Williamson Architecture

Completion date: 2015
Building levels: 1

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Photography: Phillip Handforth and Jonathan VDK

Wistow House in South Australia images / information received 100819

Location: Wistow, South Australia




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