Ceres House Inspired by American Ranch Style Architecture

Ceres House Inspired by American Ranch Style Architecture

Architects: Dan Gayfer Design
Project: Ceres House
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Project Year 2017
Photography: Dean Bradley Photography

Ceres House is our largest project completed to date. Located within the rolling hills of Ceres – a rural hamlet of Geelong – the project was virtually a new build and involved the simultaneous design of the residence, its interior and immediate exterior spaces.

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Somewhat inspired by American Ranch style architecture with its picture windows, gabled rooflines and far-reaching single storey floor plan, the buildings careful orientation encompasses 180 degrees of views whilst protecting the exterior living spaces from prevailing winds that can sweep across the property.

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The views are part of the design and its aesthetic; they are not borrowed but practically stolen from the surrounding landscape to become part of the interior.

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