Perched on the rim of the Glass House Mountain range of Maleny, Australia, the Glass House Mountain House by Bark Design celebrates the rugged terrain of its site (similar to Big Sur's Fall House). The extensive use of glass, stone and wood mimics the sky, earth and trees that make the location so special.
Like the Trescara House of Las Vegas, this space takes full advantage of its warm climate and beautiful setting with ample courtyard space to connect residents with nature while providing an eco-friendly cooling method to harvest natural breezes. The Glass House Mountain House further helps visitors feel at one with their surroundings by providing indoor areas that can be opened to create patio-like spaces that simultaneously seem indoor and outdoor.
Even the outdoor area plays with the concept of borders by using a striking basalt garden wall to distinguish the yard area from the greater volcanic landscape outside.
The property incorporates a number of green concepts including the use of locally-sourced hardwood, recycled timber floors, rocks from local quarries, native garden plants and a design suited to harness the sun for natural lighting even in the cool winter months.
Photos by Christopher Frederick Jones
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