Coopers Shoot House 

Coopers Shoot House

In this project the clients wished to build a new dwelling on the site while incorporating the existing dwelling as guest accommodation.

The new house is north facing of timber frame construction. At the easterly end is the main bedroom, ensuite, study and walk in robe. On the westerly end are two more bedrooms, a large bathroom, and laundry. The two areas are linked by a central living area with cathedral ceilings. A large covered verandah surrounds the whole of the house.

A staircase on the verandah leads to an undercroft/workshop area. This area is paved and covers an 110,000 litre concrete water tank. The house has a solar hot water system plus an onsite effluent system which is gravity fed Biolytix/worm farm that does not require power. It has an evapotransportation field of 440 sq meters.

The orientation of the house takes advantage of the northerly aspect and louvre windows use the prevailing breezes to keep the house cool.

 

Winner MBA 2011 Excellence in Housing Award Best Contract Home $750,000 - $1 million

Architect Paul Witzig