The brief for this luxury home overlooking Lake Jindabyne was to design an entertainer’s paradise with an alpine hut aesthetic.
The clients, a couple from Sydney, were particularly inspired by Banjo Paterson’s poem “The Man From Snowy River” and wanted a home that captured the Australian landscape; inspired by nature and had a sense of belonging within the landscape.
The couple purchased the land to build their dream home as they considered heading into early retirement. With adult children they wanted a home that would host friends and family who were heading further up the hill to ski.
With unparalled views overlooking the lake, Hot Black undertook an extensive site analysis to understand the direction of views to inform the planning of the home. Hot Black took inspiration from the freshly groomed snowfields and the play of shadows across white on white when selecting the external finishes. Paired with the local granite, the building is grounded whilst also making reference to the snow capped mountains nearby.
A house divided into 3 pavillions, the treatment and function of each were inspired by a treehouse, a skyhouse and a hideout. The Hideout pavilion hosts bedrooms and is a more private area of the home. The Skyhouse has a double height space over the living room, capturing views over the lake and sky. The Treehouse has a roof terrace and kitchen that flows from the indoors to the outdoors, providing a sheltered environment to entertain and feed guests.
Due for completion in 2022, we are excited to see one of Hot Black’s first new build luxury residential projects coming to life.