Architecture Design of The Doonan Glasshouse

Description About The Project

The Doonan Glasshouse is the self-designed and built ‘dream home’ of Architect Sarah Waller. Named after the city in which it was built, the Doonan Glasshouse of Doonan, Australia was created by Sara Waller Design as the principal architect’s dream getaway and home with beautiful views of the surroundings. Indeed, the home brings the resort style, light filled place where the owner could live and work in a hotel-like space.

The philosophy behind this house was to create somewhere which made the occupant feel like they were on holidays all the time, which resulted in the resort style character of the design. The home includes a streamlined 18-meter pool which ideally located for soaking up the sweeping views across the landscape. Also, the mass tropical planting with up-lit feature trees are the basis of landscape design.

The primary design intention was to remove the distinction between the indoors and outdoors. In order to create spaces which feel open and transparent. Hence, it’s a long, linear, L-shaped home is totally transparent – except for a few select spaces such as bedrooms, bathrooms and wardrobes, which sit in a separate wing. In total, the home features five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Externally, the glass reflects the surrounding greenery which allows the structure to blend into the site and for the landscape to appear as if it is floating through the house.

The main house has an open floorplan with kitchen and dining area, living area with fireplace, media room, study room and laundry and four bedrooms and bathrooms. Besides, the unconventional kitchen takes pride of place in the center of the house and is the definition of minimalism with a restrained palette and clean lines. As a result, The Doonan Glasshouse is a chic, modern and flowing family home.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
Nothing is lush around Doonan Glasshouse. This is evident from every corner of the house with the greenery flooding into the room.
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
Indeed, The Doonan Glasshouse is almost entirely transparent
Walls of glass spanning the length of The Doonan Glasshouse allow an abundance of natural light to stream through, imbuing warmth and affording uninterrupted views of the lush surrounds.
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
A tropical feel pervades the lush landscaping which envelops the house and with pool stepped down a level. Views to the hinterland from the main house above are maximized.
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
The living areas of The Doonan Glasshouse embrace indoor-outdoor flow
Also, generously sized black and white island benches punctuate the open plan layout and reflect the linear monochrome feel throughout.
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
The black kitchen is minimalist and chic but was a challenge to achieve five years ago before the tone was on trend.
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design
The Doonan Glasshouse, a resort-style residence by Sarah Waller Design

The The Doonan Glasshouse Gallery:

Text by the Architects: The Doonan Glasshouse is the self-designed and built ‘dream home’ of Architect Sarah Waller. Indeed, adopting a ‘less is more’ approach, the floating terrazzo slab, long expanses of full height glass and a near flat roof provide a simple, yet elegant, linear form. Inspired by mid-century homes such as Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Sarah Waller Design aimed to create a timeless piece of architecture in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Photo credit: Paul Smith| Source: Sarah Waller Design

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: PO Box 1372 NOOSAVILLE QLD 4566
– Tel: 0406 620 460
– Email: [email protected]

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