Discover tips from the experts behind the Faraday Aussie Bush House from episode 10, season 5 of Grand Designs Australia.
Before Matt McClelland’s wife Anne died six years ago, they’d been looking for a rural property to build on - a place to call home for them and for their four adult children to come to visit. So when Matt stumbled across 40 acres in central Victoria with spectacular views to Mt Alexander’s granite hill side, he knew he’d found the spot.
He had the land – but the house had to fit. Crucial in the design, was accommodating Anne’s wishes in creating a pavilion style home inspired by the aesthetic of the rural Australian shearing shed….which means featuring the most important element intrinsic to the style – the portal frame.