Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland

Architects: Templeton Architecture
Project: Matilda House
Location: Australia
Photographer: Benjamin Hosking

In the seemingly remote, granite hills of this northeast Victorian farm, Templeton was commissioned to create a weekend getaway.

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 1

The Matilda house is situated on the same site that our client spent his childhood and is therefore layered with sentiment.

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 2

The old cottage was removed and replaced with a new dwelling that stretches out, parallel with the creek beyond, capturing views of each bend through an appreciation of the trees that line each curve.

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 3

Given the extreme nature of the weather in the area, rammed earth was selected for its incredible thermal mass and natural beauty.

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 4

The honest warmth of the material, and the depth of its construction, grounded the project into the natural contours of the land creating a sunken courtyard to the east.

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 5

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 6

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 6

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 8

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 9

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 10

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 11

Matilda House is an Intimate Weekend Getaway Sunk Deep into the Australian Bushland 12

blank

Newsletter HomeWorldDesign

To be updated with all the latest projects

Most Recent

Most Popular

House LO by Ateliér Lina Bellovičová

House LO by Ateliér Lina Bellovičová

House LO is defined by three elements: two perforated stones and a thin wooden sheet. The void in between the stones is the living space of the house.

A Live-in Tale – Old Madrid House Turned into a Welcoming Home

Egue y Seta have turned an old Madrid house from the 50´s into a new and welcoming home to a young couple with kids. Description...
Wooden Single House with Sustainability and Low Cost Criteria Design

Wooden Single House with Sustainability and Low Cost Criteria Design

This single‐family house is located in the north side of Argentona, and in line with initial premises from the clients, who work in the field of forestry; the house had to be built mostly from wood.
Magnolia Modern in Seattle by Rerucha Studio

Magnolia Modern in Seattle by Rerucha Studio

Situated in the Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia, the goal of this 3,318-square-foot house was to create a modern spacious home with lots of light, a classic yet modern feel all while managing a limited budget.
1940s Grandfather House Renovated by COVO Interiors in Portugal

1940s Grandfather House Renovated by COVO Interiors in Portugal

The house, built in the 1940s, when Grandfather Martinho returned from Brazil, received a new family, the new owner is an interior designer who returns from the city to his small village TOURO, situated in the interior of Portugal.

More Articles Like This