Snuggled nicely into the small northern Sydney town of Bayview is Cabbage Tree House. The homely estate is the creation of Peter Stutchbury Architects and fits the description ‘humble abode’ perfectly.
The 2018 Australian House of the Year is imbued with a cave-like presence as it is nestled in the lush green forest of New South Wales. Unlike many of the homes we feature on TVG, Cabbage Tree House does not need fancy furniture or endless rooms to boast its personality. Instead, the home embraces its beautiful surroundings and treats her guests to a classical brick-based style of architecture that guarantees warmth, both on the skin and in the soul.
Don’t let Cabbage Tree House’s humble nature fool you though. Wide, yet cozy interior design and a seemingly endless backyard will keep you from feeling claustrophobic.
Peter Stutchbury Architects have done an excellent job of moulding Cabbage Tree House to its rocky and leafy surroundings, rejecting modern architecture that emphasises a futuristic, ‘clean’ look. Instead, the home opts for the earthy and rugged yet humble appeal, that truly does the New South Wales bushland a wondrous justice.
Roofs as backyards are an odd occurrence. However, Cabbage Tree House is a welcome exception that adapts to its vast and beautiful surroundings.
The outdoor areas are understandably detailed and large. Why spend any time inside?
The cement-and-brick combination gives an earthy, cave-like feel blending well with the native country.
Wide spaces offer an intimate relationship between building and bare country. Hard to believe Sydney is only a short trip down the road.
A plant viewing room? Interesting choice. Still probably more entertaining than ‘The Block’ or ‘The Bachelor’. Sorry.
A nice peep-hole to the flawless, unobstructed view of the night sky that the NSW foothills offer.
A gentle shade of blue to go with the flood of greens, browns, and beiges. Throw in a mid-afternoon swim after your mid-morning hike.
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