AddressDuckworth Place, Mount Duckworth
ConstructionCentral structure - Rammed limestone and timber frame. Dressed oregon raking ceilings internally, blackbutt floor. Bedroom wings timber framed clad externally with vertical western red cedar panelling
Our clients required a home that nestled into the trees at the top of their block. The home is designed to take into account the panoramic view of the rolling landscape and Geographe Bay beyond.
The home has three separate buildings linked together using glazed bridges. The central rammed earth living area is the hub and the use of rammed limestone to this section gives it visual strength and solidity to the middle of the home. The combination of the strong central building and the light structured wings allow the building to sit softly on the landscape. The three separate roof forms also allow the mass of the building to be reduced allowing it to site lower against the treeline, and harmonise with the natural landscape behind.