A small downsizer on a semi rural lot outside Bridgetown is arranged around a spine wall to maximise solar gain and the views over the forest beyond.
A simple linear arrangement off a charcoal masonry wall ensures all rooms can benefit from northern exposure while also enjoying the views over the trees to the south. Darker colours and extensive insulation ensure this home is comfortable year round in the cool climate of the region with only a slow combustion wood fireplace for heating. Raking ceilings in the living area allow additional sunlight to be captured in winter, while a solar pergola and fans keep the home cooled in summer.
Builder : G. G. Tomkinson