The site of this new split-level home on Hillsden Road in the Perth Hills suburb of Darlington presented particularly interesting design opportunities. The new house sits where once stood a small fibro cottage - the former gardener’s house and at one time the home of artist Hal Missingham. It wraps around granite outcrops and nestles within the existing garden. The two wings of the house are connected by a glass link that forms the main entry and provides glimpses to a large granite outcrop and the studio beyond.
The house has four bedrooms, each having framed views of the outside landscape. The main living areas of the house are located upstairs, inverting the traditional housing typology. These areas are filled with natural light and give a sense of being part of the surrounding landscape.
photography - Acorn Photo