JR’s hut at kimo estate is an australian home on the range. typically for property value, location is everything. most people pay top dollar to be were the action is, but this project in rural new south wales has the exact opposite virtue. there is absolutely nothing around it, except for beautiful rolling hills. the house appears as if part of a dream. as a true little house on the prairie, the plot was historically used as a farm but is now used to host weddings and other special getaways. it was designed by anthony hunt design and luke stanley architects to reference the a traditional farm house construction with some modern touches. it’s both cozy and bright inside, where the scenic views do not go to waste.

kimo estate
all images by hilary bradford

 

 

as impressive as the project’s design, is its construction. the structure at kimo estate was built by a two person owner-builder team, who used ‘sustainable australian hardwoods’. therefore the materials needed to be easily sourced and handled on site. according to the designers, ‘the hut’s form was inspired by a classic ‘A’ frame tent, which simultaneously provides both refuge from, and connection with, the natural environment.’ it only measures 28 square meters, but its small size contributes to the comfort and minimalism inside. in realizing this hilltop abode, anthony hunt and luke stanley have created a beautiful addition to this picturesque landscape.

kimo estate

kimo estate

kimo estate

kimo estate

kimo estate

kimo estate

kimo estate

kimo estate

kimo estate

kimo estate

 

 

project info:

 

name: JR’s hut at kimo estate
architect’ firm: anthony hunt design with luke stanley architects
lead architects: anthony hunt & luke stanley
project location: gundagai, new south wales, australia
completed: 2017
gross built area: 28 square metres
photography: hilary bradford
clients: david & emelia ferguson at kimo estate

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