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wollemi bush retreat

A remotely located new residence along the Putty Road approximately 4 hours North-West of Sydney.  The site fronts onto the edge of the Wollemi National Park and is in an extreme fire zone. External materials are entirely non-combustible and the roof pitch slopes down towards the north-western elevation to protect against fierce bush-fires racing up the valley. Internally materials are predominantly recycled timbers that create a softer sense of shelter to its tough exterior. Large, industrial like pivot windows extend the length of the tallest facade and frame views of mature eucalypt trees behind the building. An external kitchen and bathroom surround and shelter an outdoor living space with a large open fireplace at its centre.

Construction : Polished concrete floors, steel framing, colorbond external cladding, recycled timber internal linings, colorbond window shutters, aluminium window frames, roof sprinkler system

Progress : Under construction

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