The Bach House was designed to embrace and enhance what was unique to its site, a magnificent 100 year old fig tree in the centre of the site became the focal point for the design. Every living space has views and connects to the mounded lawn that flows gently down towards the tree.
Views toward the fig tree and distant hills and the prime northerly aspect were maximised with an elongated plan containing a central spine separating living areas to the north and wet areas to the south. Punctuated along the spine are courtyards and breezeways making the most of natural light and cross-ventilation.
A creek bed that divides the site was embraced as another unique aspect, the master bedroom wing is cantilevered over the bank edge so when the creek is flowing, the trickle of flowing waters can be heard, further strengthening the connection to the site’s beautiful landscape.
Encompassing passive environmental design principles the home is also totally self sufficient (off the grid) supplying all of its own main services which include generating solar power to be sold back to the grid, onsite effluent treatment and rainwater collection.