21st January 2019
Words from Modscape - https://www.modscape.com.au/homes/yackandandah/
Set among the hills of northeast Victoria, on the outskirts of the early pioneering village of Yackandandah, sits this Modscape modular home which effortlessly captures the views of its beautiful, rural surroundings. The long, linear form of the home follows the contour of the land and nestles into the side of the hill. Almost hidden from the road, the prefab home opens out to the expansive rolling hills and mountains beyond.
Consisting of 7 modules, this modular home has been organised around a central living zone. A master bedroom wing, guest bedroom wing and the children’s wing all hinge of this central zone. The master bedroom wing breaks away from the overall linear form of the home, cantilevering off a stone retaining wall to extend out into the landscape. It also helps to separate the children’s wing from the rest of the home.
Surrounded by lush green vegetation, the modular home captures different vistas by deepening specific window frames to form bench seats. Occupants are encouraged to pause and relax in this peaceful and tranquil setting.
Vertical Corten Steel cladding was selected alongside Spotted Gum timber as the richness of each complement each other. The combination of Corten Steel and Spotted Gum cladding along with the integration of the stone retaining walls have created a naturally blended palette of materials that allows this prefab home in Victoria to sit comfortably in its environment.
To minimise environmental impact and reduce running costs, solar panels and rainwater collection tanks have been incorporated into the sustainable house design.
Meeting all the functional requirements of a modern, sustainable home, the design has been able to take full advantage of the amazing views while providing a cosy atmosphere in which to relax.
DESIGN AND BUILD: Modscape
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Daile