Photographs: Jonathan Wherrett Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in Castle Forbes Bay in the Huon Valley Southern Tasmania. Designed for a young family whose original farm house on the property burnt down.Save this picture!© Jonathan WherrettRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAThe home was completed early 2012. The client delivered a rich and diverse brief. The site stunning and varied, To the south are forested hills, to the north cherry orchids and to the east the Huon river. The clients Jared and Sara are both working professionals and run various animals on the property.Save this picture!© Jonathan WherrettThe home was designed to accommodate a growing, busy young family and their pets. The home is nestled amongst existing rural buildings. Form and materials are both informed by the vernacular which surrounds the property. Materials from the old farmhouse have been included in the new home. The bricks in the passage is1 distinct example.Save this picture!© Jonathan WherrettSolar gain, natural light, views, protection from prevailing winds, pedestrian & vehicle access and build ability with reduced site disturbance also informed the design intent.Save this picture!© Jonathan WherrettThe house is passive solar, with large box windows for sitting, reading etc. Internally the floor is a concrete slab with hydronic floor heating, the slab is finished with a dark tinted Livos oil.Save this picture!© Jonathan WherrettExternal materials consist of concrete block, shadow clad smooth plywood with a paint finish and vertical Macrocarpa boards oil finish. Windows are aluminium frame thermal break powder coat finish with double glazed units.All ply wood interior lining is FSC and finished with locally fabricated oils, the passage way boxes with a tint of lime.Project gallerySee allShow lessVenice Biennale 2012: Ruta del PeregrinoArticlesVenice Biennale 2012: Feel the Ground. Wall House: One to One / Anupama KundooArticles Share Australia Save this picture!© Jonathan Wherrett+ 20 Share CopyHouses•Castle Forbes Bay, Australia Holly Tree Farm / Cykel Architecture ArchDaily 2012 Architects: Cykel Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/272352/holly-tree-farm-cykel-architecture Clipboard Photographs Houses Projects Area: 140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Holly Tree Farm / Cykel ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHolly Tree Farm / Cykel Architecture CopyAbout this officeCykel ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesCastle Forbes BayAustraliaPublished on September 18, 2012Cite: “Holly Tree Farm / Cykel Architecture” 17 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.