River’s Edge House is a home for a young family returning to Tasmania. Through careful planning, the home displays a sequence of intimate spaces, which gradually open to the river below. The client sought a practical incorporation of family needs, without the home feeling large.
The building slides into the site, promoting a sense of security and privacy. The spaces feel authentic, warm and durable. This was important for a family returning from working overseas, which wished to create a place that readily felt like home.
The house is relatively mute from the street, and reveals itself upon entry. Interior space links outward via placed openings, allowing for orientation and connection. Spaces around the building provide options for entertainment, play, or watching the moonrise over the river. Exterior and interior fireplaces promote relaxed, open living and take cues from family shack holidays.