Willaroo Farmhouse, Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA, 2013

With a big Antechamber Bay view east and sheltering trees south and west, Willaroo Farmhouse tucks into a gentle hillside. Cross-wise, roofs peel up to let in the north, capturing bounding tall mallees.

Rammed earth affords thermal mass internally, externally a lightweight skin reflects summer heat and holds in winter warmth from the slow combustion heater. Spotted gum and polished concrete floors throughout carry an air of informality, tempered by eclectic furniture, rugs and art

This is a working homestead. The farmhouse entry straddles the concept of front door and that of functional utility space. Office and kitchen and what you find as you enter. Bedrooms are havens that also connect with more intimate landscape views.