Bedfordale House is a tranquil sanctuary, nestled in the Perth hills, reflecting the retired owner’s passion for Japanese aesthetics, sustainability and wish to accommodate for their aging journey with design flexibility. Intimate stone and slate pavilions, interconnected by a curvilinear earth wall, ponds, courtyards and timber decks create a seamless fusion of indoor and outdoor living spaces exuding a casual sophistication in this sensual, timeless design.
Uncluttered interiors, robust material detailing and minimal furnishings resonate a calm simplicity. A symbiosis between the architecture and landscape is created as gardens at the edge of rooms draw the eye outward through frameless corner windows. Interior spaces continue into courtyards creating ‘roofless rooms’ capturing the entire landscape within the domestic sphere.
The quiet integration of extensive passive and active environmental solutions demonstrates that thoughtfully designed and sensitively built, low energy, sustainable structures can display elegance and openness to nature that appeal to the mind and purse as much as to the eye. Ultimately leaving an enduring legacy for future generations, a truly beautiful, sustainable house that ‘touches the earth lightly’.
MWC Productions & Channel 10 Published in 2017