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Design/Build Info

“Vintage Residence”

In the Hunter Valley Wine district, our client wanted a contemporary design that connected the living spaces to the rural backdrop. Using careful passive design techniques, we produced a minimal design flooded with natural light and materiality that both integrated and contrasted with the local landscape.


New Residential dwelling house

Single storey in Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
House Suburb: Pokolbin

Builder: Peter Klasen Homes
Landscape Design: Studio Leith
Photographer: Edge Commercial Photography

About this client’s build

In amongst a subdivision of immense style diversity but with a series of specific design guidelines, the design intent was to make a statement through dedicated material volumes that emphasised internal space.

Consistent materiality runs throughout the home from the front façade to the rear yard ensuring a streamlined response to the client brief and the local vernacular.

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Architectural Design

The Australian climate demands a specific response from its buildings. We will ensure that site orientation, sunlight paths, optimum views, prevailing breezes, thermal mass opportunities, privacy & environmental hazards are solved by your External Facades, thus activating internal space.

Interior Design

Whether you are looking for minimal and restrained or elegantly bold, we’re able to deliver on your dream interior. Our Architects are detail orientated, working to get the most from every space, every time. We will ensure that the external design is captured internally for stylistic consistency.

Drafting Services

Builders love accuracy, Councils love clarity, Clients love detail. We provide it all. Our plans and drafting strategies have developed over the years with specific knowledge from site, project builder feedback & authority reviews. We will depict your design in a manner which ensures it will be understood.

Design Management

We believe presence on-site is important & pride ourselves on builder and external consultant relationships. Whether it be taking our own designs through to the last coat of paint or providing assistance to builders with design and construct contract documentation, we are here to ensure builds are perfected.

Let’s build something together.

Our passionate architects are ready to help you take a dream and convert it into your new reality. Call or email us today.