LV House

Status Complete Location Lenah Valley - Tasmania, Australia Photography Ben Hosking

Home for a growing young family, the house is cut into a east/west sloping hill to allow a large level floor plate over two storeys. The formidable Mount Wellington and surrounding foothills to the South and West provide a wall of landscape from the immediate, to middle, to the distant.

The house is defensive to both the climate and future development by its siting and the incorporation of an internal two-storey courtyard/void. This void provides refuge from the mountain winds, while allowing sun and sky into the depth of its plan.