Natural light bleeds into every corner of the home through the floor-to-ceiling glazing – stacking doors and corner windows – that envelope the rear. Attesting Winter Architecture’s engagement with the outdoor area, a double-height void frames a silver birch tree in the centre of the home. Welcoming an intimate connection with the electric greenery and pond outside of the kitchen, living and dining area, the glazing ensures the warmth and brightness of the home doesn’t subside on dark days.
Winter Architecture director Jean Graham says they treated natural light delicately, as a material itself. “It was not so much about intense light casting a shadow, but more so, filtering and blending subdued light deep into all spaces,” Jean says. “White joinery, walls and ceilings reflect light into the building, also contrasting with the black painted exterior and lush green landscaping.”