Where and how a building sits in the landscape is vital to its success.
A newly built house designed by Architect Andrew Fedorowicz is located on a ridge overlooking a deep valley in Victoria, looking towards a distant mountain range. The hero of this brief was that the stunning 180 degree views had to be maintained throughout the year. This is where Andrew Fedorowicz’s many years of experience in Architecture came into play.
To maximise the visual aspects of the house, service areas like the laundry and mud room are located downstairs and behind the house, fully utilizing the slope of the block and allowing the front of the house to be used for living spaces, with views spanning the horizon.
Andrew has selected colours and materials for the building that reflect natural materials found in the local geology, ensuring the house sits into the landscape, in sympathy with its surrounds.
Transparent roofing allows natural light into the interiors while at the same time reducing heat and glare and providing protection from inclement weather. To further reduce heat in summer yet contain the heat in winter, double glazed windows and doors have been installed.
The clients are well satisfied, with an outstanding house that is attractive, liveable, fits into the landscape and offers superb views year round. Watching the sunrise over the distant hills is an awesome, exciting experience that reminds one of the vastness of our world.
Balance Architecture + Interior Design continue to delight their clients with architectural designs such as this; their expertise and attention to detail create truly splendid homes.