Old Northern Rd
Robert H Simpson designed a large residence for a successful industrialist in the rural vernacular style which was perfectly suited to the surrounding 10 hectare sub divisions off Old Northern Rd Dural. The project was initially completed in the mid 1980’s
Having always had the view that this property was a work in progress the client contacted Robert to complete the vision in 2008. With the design completed and approved in 2012, construction has now commenced on two very large pavilions flanking the original and are connected to the residence by entertainment spaces and various loggias.
This case study will show the forms and spaces evolving as contraction continues.
Old meets new
With plans approved construction is well underway, completing a project which started in the 1980’s.
The steep roof forms were heavily constructed to support terracotta shingle roofs clad with heritage shingles provide composition reminiscent of large tythe barns and grand residence in the classic rural venular.
The intricate nature of the design and the structural support required necessitated great attention to details.
The detail and intricate nature of the roof in particular requires highly skilled craftsmanship.
Classic Country Residence
The circular drive is maintained around the existing feature but drive provides access to the 2 garages housing 7 cars. The courtyard so framed is a classic country residence from point of arrival.
Work in progress
We will continue to update this project as time passes.
Working the Roof
Attention to detail is everything.
Utilising the best talent
Quality tradesmen are worth their weight in gold.
Things are progressing nicely
Attention to the finer details are now being orchestrated.