Drummond House


Set on an existing clearing on a volcanic hill near Daylesford, Drummond House is designed to create connections with the garden and frame views of the surrounding countryside. As a subtle subversion of the vernacular building typologies of the area, the design skews the standard pitched roof into an elongated and asymmetrical ‘L-shaped’ form.

The design uses a low-maintenance material palette including black steel, charred hardwood, blackbutt batten ceilings, and locally produced bricks. Extruded frames of off-form concrete enclose a series of large openings in the north facade, creating deep shady reveals for glass sliding doors and window seats.