The simple strong forms of rural buildings are evoked by the proportions of the house, its materials and by the large central window.
Corrugated steel cladding is contrasted with timber windows, shutters and flooring, recycled hardwood interior doors and a hardwood pergola, timber trusses and timber sarking.
A stone fireplace dominates the southern end of the living area, and a wood burning stove heats the rest of the living space. Underfloor heating warms the concrete floor under the bedrooms and bathrooms.
The house is protected from the southerly wind by a buffer zone of spaces, including a wood store, entry porch, laundry, and boot room.