Hardwood House

Designed with the intended use as a permanent residence and high-end guest accommodation in regional Daylesford, Harwood House is a contemporary home that takes reference from the timber chalets of Alpine Europe. Designed to a modest floor-area and budget, a flexible and considered floor-plan allows the space to be occupied as a single house or two independent rentals with separate entrances, facilities and outlooks. Sitting sympathetically within its residential streetscape, the dark weatherboard cladding allows the double gable form to elegantly recede into its landscaped setting.

Internally, the dwelling exudes a relaxed sense of comfort and warmth through a dark, emotive colour palette. Enhanced through the predominant use of timber finishes, the walls, ceiling and floors are lined with locally sourced timber. Hand-finished in a dark, moody stain, the distinctively dark interior is balanced by high raked ceilings that provide a much needed sense of volume, height and distinction.