Sitting on a 150-acre site on the Australian coast, the Headland House is formed to take advantage of both of its impressive landscapes. The home is built on a slope where the Illawarra Range runs into the sea. Its contemporary exterior is clad in a mix of metal, wood, stone, and concrete, a material palette that complements the rustic scenery. A series of angled structures are organized around a courtyard with a swimming pool, sheltering it from the harsh winds. Large sliding glass doors create a seamless connection between the main living area and the outdoor space. On either end of the home, a pair of cantilever volumes extends out over the hillside. Capped with floor to ceiling glazing, each one is positioned to capture its own unique view of Werri Beach and the property's expansive pastures.
Photos: Michael Nicholson / Atelier-Andy Carson