A hillside sanctuary in the Northern Beaches, New South Wales, has been crowned the 2018 Australian House of the Year in the 2018 Houses Awards – Australia’s premier residential design awards held by Architecture Media.
Selected by a panel of distinguished industry experts, winner Cabbage Tree House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture is a unique, cave-like abode that responds to the landscape and defies residential norms.
Each year HotHouse handles the publicity of the Houses Awards which uncover the very best in Australian residential architecture and design. The program recognises how existing and emerging professionals embrace architectural challenges while evolving the definition of the contemporary Australian home.
Cabbage Tree House is joined in its accolades by an outstanding collection of architectural works, including a sloped roof residence in a former paddock, an alteration inspired by a hole in the roof, a restored 1920s ‘Queenslander’ and a micro-domestic apartment.
Stuart Vokes, 2018 juror and winner of the 2017 Australian House of the Year, explained, “Australia is witnessing a growing diversity of housing product as a consequence of changing social and economic forces. Architects are responding with exciting examples of innovative typologies, diverse spatial scales and socially responsible models evident amongst this year’s awarded projects and practices.”
“Cabbage Tree House is wonderfully aspirational, beautifully made, and a joyful expression of landscape and one’s place in nature,” Stuart continued.
The complete list of winners and commendations is available on the Houses Awards website – and in the August edition of Houses Magazine on sale now in all good newsagents.
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