Tucker House.

A collaboration between three friends, Tucker House is a new build project perched high amongst the tree tops in a small coastal hamlet.

The site was purchased by the owners to design and build a house with superior environmental credentials that could operate as holiday rental accommodation and act as a getaway for its owners. 

Located in a steep and densely vegetated area, key considerations for the project included achieving a Bushfire Attack Level rating of BAL 40, constructing the building in a sensitive manner on the challenging and largely inaccessible site and delivering a design respectful of the unique setting.

Spatial requirements for the project included three bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry, open plan kitchen, living and dining room and an expansive, elevated wrap around deck.

Finished externally in black stained timber cladding, internal treatments include 100% plantation harvested hoop pine plywood interior lining, 95% recycled composite plasterboard, very high insulation levels and thermally broken double glazed doors and windows.

The project was site built with prefabricated wall, roof and floor components constructed on an elevated structural platform to maximise sea views.

The final result is a carefully considered elevated house that is at ease in its natural setting.

Project value: $635,000 including GST, design, consultant and authority fees, factory and site based construction. Panelised building system.