The Troy River Village House  -  Westerway, Derwent Valley, Tasmania

The troy river village house was commissioned to house a multi-generational family. The design reflects the qualities and characteristics of the minituaresque roadside town of westerway. With a 70m wide site, the streetscape needed to address the unusual emptiness of the town , whilst opening into the beautiful tyenne river, 2 metres away from the outdoor living spaces. The roadside is deliberately private and mysterious- at night time the patternated lantern windows could further exemplify the eyes of creatures in the dark. Platypus swim in the river, abundant with trout & tasmanian devils are frequently spotted by the visitors & locals. Its a magical place & a gateway into the mt field national park.

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