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A home among the Grass Trees

Award winning design complemented with a Filiofocus

Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, among leafy gums and grass trees, lies a passive home design with a Focus fireplace at its core.

Designed by Max Pritchard Architects, and recently awarded a Residential Commendation by the South Australian Institute of Architects, the aptly named ‘Grass Trees’ home has been designed to embrace the nature that surrounds it. This home features natural wood and stone finishes throughout, easing contemporary style into a rustic locale. As a passive home, the structure uses sustainable energy sources for heating and cooling the home, solar panels for energy and natural water catchments.

Located in the main living space, beside its sunken lounge, the Filiofocus hanging fireplace creates a central and powerful heat source for this sustainable home. Raised on a raw concrete pedestal, the fireplace becomes a central meeting point between the home’s guest wing and private rooms.

Clean, simple lines were paramount to the home’s design and the Filiofocus telescopic hood stretches seamlessly into the space, while the fire bowl hearth gives a grounding campfire feel, further connecting the indoors with nature.

Award winning design centered around a statement Focus fireplace, the ‘Grass Trees’ home is already defining new ambitions for future passive homes in the Adelaide design landscape.

 

Grass Trees home - photography by Sam Noonan

FilioFocus fireplace at Grass Trees home - photography by Sam Noonan

FilioFocus fireplace on raw concrete at Grass Trees home - photography by Sam Noonan

Exterior of Grass Trees home - photography by Sam Noonan

Photography by Sam Noonan