RURAL RESIDENCE and JOEY SANCTUARY
Style Modern Rural Escape
This home was designed to take full advantage of its beautiful rural setting. Designed for its human occupants as well as orphaned and recovering Joeys after the devastating loss of this property during the December 2019 bush fires.
The residence and joey sanctuary consist of five factory-built modules. Three modules for the residence and two modules for the joey sanctuary. The arrangement of modules allows for every room to take advantage of the fantastic 270 degree water views. There are two large entertaining decks, one to the North-East and one to the North-West. The residence and the sanctuary are entered from an entry courtyard surrounded by decks and awnings.
“I had some pretty unusual requests and some of the things done in my home hadn’t been done before. Absolutely impossible with an Architect”.
Using Axon cladding with Spotted Gum hardwood feature cladding for a crisp and modern look. Black coloured window frames and sun blades offer a good protection for openings and shadowing on the façade. The windows and doors are all double glazed. The windows have been positioned to emphasise the connection between the internal and external spaces.
The internal floor area not including the carport is 225m2. Delivered from Smithfield to Batemans Bay in five modules for a cost of around $2,200 per module.
“I loved that the large part of the build was done offsite. I was sent photos throughout the process so I could watch it being built, without having to put with the noise and mess of it all”.
The living area, bedrooms and hallway floors are covered in engineered Spotted Gum timber. The joey sanctuary has a hard-wearing Vinyl floor for the main joey treatment area and the two quarantine rooms.
The large double carport was constructed on site. It doubles as a protective shading structure for the joeys during the hot days.
· 270 degree views
· BAL 29
· Corrosive coastal environment
· 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, additional joey treatment area and 2 quarantine with carport.
“What surprised me about a modular build was how perfectly and beautifully it sits naturally into the environment”
March 7, 2022