Love Shack

Love Shack

Love Shack 1 (c)Karen Guthrie

Architect: Sutherland Hussey Architects

Client: Karen Guthrie & Adam Sutherland

Photographer: Karen Guthrie

This intriguingly named rural retreat is a delightful essay in doing much with very little. The two rooms are anchored around a deck that is reached via stepped ramp and which defines a courtyard and Lakeland and other views.

This is a highly skilled architectural piece that is also a demonstration of how a small domestic residence might touch the earth lightly: both literally as it floats on piles and practically as it is clad in timber boards from the hillside wood in which it is carefully placed between mature trees. This building works with its locale by preserving what is there, and exploiting for pleasure the local resource of timber, topography and views. What’s more, it’s available for rent.

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