Hinterland Farmhouse, A Contemporary Interpretation

Queensland, Australia

The Hinterland House takes its inspiration from the stunning ridge lines surrounding the site as well as the vertical rhythm of the towering eucalypts occurring naturally in the landscape.

The solid hardwood construction, soft hues reflecting the colours of the mountains, the long country verandah, and the trussed internal spaces create a relaxed atmosphere allowing for effortless occupation.

By embracing the legacy of the Australian colonial idyll in a contemporary reinterpretation, the elegant yet charmingly utilitarian farmhouse is simultaneously fragile and monumental, truly capturing the spirit of the place.

Altair Louvre Windows have been incorporated into the main living areas up high to allow hot air to escape quickly and cool air to flow in and replenish the room.

This project won the 2016 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers award for ‘House of the Year’.

Project Date – 2014

Architect – Shaun Lockyer
Shaun Lockyer Architects

Photographer – Scott Burrows
Aperture Photography