Stretched across a ridge near Orange, NSW, sits a stunning new modular home by Modscape that follows the lay of the land and sited to enjoy dramatic views across the valley towards Mount Canobolas. The 190-hectare working farm is pastoral and tranquil. Owing to the site’s location, the Sydney-based clients engaged Modscape to conduct the construction offsite in a controlled factory environment to eliminate potential weather delays and erase the task of coordinating multiple trades – difficult in a rural setting that’s close to four hours’ drive from their permanent residence.
Through the design phase Modscape developed and refined the initial concept sketches to create a beautiful 3-bedroom/2-bathroom home that’s very efficient from a modular point of view – the 225sqm home utilises just three modules. Externally, the house is clad in vertical Silvertop Ash timber which will silver off and blend into the surroundings. Apart from small glimpses into the interior upon approach, the façade gives little away as to the interior design of the rest of the house. Internally the neutral palette is contemporary with a hint of the country, featuring open timber shelves, a large log fire, Scyon-lined walls and ceramic tiles. Warm timber shelves and furniture provide a great counterpoint to the dark kitchen joinery – the resulting effect being one of simplicity and balance. ( Published with Bowerbird }
Photography : John Madden