Quarry House

This solar passive family home is comfortably nestled into a hillside in a secluded valley in Exeter, NSW.

Negotiating bushfire, geological and engineering constraints, the house integrates graciously with the topography of the land. Sitting on a platform originally levelled for a quarry crusher, panoramic vistas are enjoyed from each of the distinctly separate living quarters.

Located at the centre of the house, the open plan living area and kitchen act as a hub connecting each of the bedroom wings, the open north facing entertaining area with views, and the private cool south facing courtyard protected from late summer westerlies. Without incurring a large footprint, the considered separation of living spaces, functionality and future use has achieved a house for desirable and easy living.