Atelier Andy Carson was engaged to design a new family home. The house needed to respond to the dramatic 150-acre site, where a ridge connects a large escarpment to the sea. The challenge was how to deal with the overwhelming 270’degree views and a very exposed windy position. The response was a 4 bedroom home that is a no holds barred high end reimagining of a modern farmhouse.
Headland House gives a sense of being connected but floating within the landscape. It consists of 3 pavilions that form an open U-shape around a protected courtyard, which includes a pool and fire pit, it is set up so you can move around the space and always find a sheltered spot no matter what the season or conditions.
They integrated the project into the land by using materials and colours that already existed on the property, and took inspiration from the local farm sheds, using black aluminum cladding complemented with tallowood timber, stone, copper and brass. The detailing is painstakingly minimal to give precedence to the land around them. All the materials will patina and age, allowing see the buildings change with the weather and time. For further information please visit www.atelier-andycarson.com.
PROJECT Headland House ARCHITECTS Andy Carson LOCATION Werri Beach, New South Wales, Australia YEAR 2018 PHOTO Michael Nicholson, Tom Blachford, Kate Ballis