The Carwoola House is located on a 13.37 hectare block in a rural bush setting. The previous dwelling on the site was destroyed in the recent bushfires which swept through the area.
The priority for the new house was therefore to site the house to avoid the most bushfire prone areas of the site, and create a robust non-combustible masonry building fabric. The dwelling is orientated north to maximise solar orientation, whilst having an upper level that captures views to the south.
A protected external terrace is formed by the brick facade and podium of the building to maximise views and orientation, whilst being sheltered from the wind.