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Somersby Plateau . Rural Collection

A collection of three rural homes located on recently subdivided land on the Somersby plateau. The spacious single level dwellings feature detached secondary dwellings, machinery sheds as well as associated earthworks, driveways and swimming pools in a landscaped setting.

The collection shares a contemporary rural aesthetic whilst providing varied built form and material palette across the three homes. The dwellings have been designed and sited to optimise solar orientation and take advantage of the surrounding bushland views. Living spaces have been organised to allow cross ventilation and feature both summer and winter outdoor courtyards for year round comfort. The dwellings have deep eaves and verandahs and are made from durable low maintenance materials, suitable for use on bushfire prone land. The dwellings also have solar energy harvesting, rain water collection and effluent disposal systems helping to reduce their carbon footprint.