Situated in the rolling plains of the Victorian Goldfields, this original house has been left in ruin from the bushfires of 1977 to perish. Our clients loved the mystic of living in a ruin and hence a major challenge of this project was how to maintain this spirit whilst transforming it into a new house to facilitate a modern lifestyle. The resulting design floats a new roof above the old walls, a slither of glass separates the two so the roof effectively hovers over the old walls, hence the uneven contour of the top of the wall can be experienced from both inside and out. The new rear extension is essentially two triangular roof plains skewed to each other as if blown across the plains like leafs and the modern minimalist interior reflects the simple beauty of the masonry walls of the ruin
The living room has dramatic views into the landscape.