The site of a disused tennis court created a unique opportunity for a contemporary home in the historic town of Kyneton. Subdivided from a Victorian-era property, the site offered the clients the best of both worlds: a short walk to the heart of town, yet close to the Campaspe River, surrounded by established trees and parkland. A lack of heritage constraints also offered the freedom to build a modern design rarely found in this part of town.
The services, sleeping and living zones of the house are conceived as separate wings, arranged on site to maximise light and view access. Both the services and sleeping wings are constructed out of concrete blockwork, anchoring the home to the site. The solid elements bookend a lightweight timber and glass living pavilion, providing privacy and protection where it’s needed and a connection to the views and landscape where it’s desired.