The Durack is a contemporary elevation with a delightful mix of materials that exude a fresh and vibrant exterior. Crisp render is accentuated with timber and a feature stone entry wall that defines the external entry point. The skillion roof creates a simple yet elegant roof form including expansive solar veranda to front elevation, a slick addition that adds a defining lineal visual to the front elevation.
The external timber cladding allows for the residence to feel at home in both a natural bush setting as well as an urban location.
The core of the home is the main free form living area, with soaring internal raking ceilings to dining and living spaces that rake up to feature celestial windows capturing natural light to the internal areas.
Taking kitchen design to a whole new level, this space really allows the cook to be part of the home and face the family and guests rather than turning one’s back. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a farmhouse without a big walk in pantry.
The children’s wing features large spacious bedrooms that can fit all the electronic equipment and toys today’s children seem to have lying around. The activity area can double up as another living space, a great spot for the computers or somewhere for toys to be kept.
The adult wing is a self-contained private retreat with access to the outside featuring glazed double doors to the home theatre that lead onto private double doors to the master suite. In keeping with the rest of the home, the ensuite, master suite and dressing are all very generously sized. The bathroom is one for those who like to relax, including frameless screens for a very oversized luxurious shower.
The Durack is a home that truly symbolises what a homestead house should be.