A central circulation spine splits private and public spaces in the Kyneton House, designed by Marcus O’Reilly Architects. Located on a private, heavily vegetated lot in Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, the home devotes equal attention to both interior and exterior living areas while reinterpreting local architectural styles.
The public half of the home features a linear, open floor plan with kitchen, dining, and living areas incorporated into one large space. A slanted roof with clerestory windows and sliding glass doors takes full advantage of the home’s northern solar exposure. The sliding glass doors open onto an expansive outdoor deck conducive to entertaining guests.
Furthermore, the Kyneton House is ecologically sensible, incorporating thermal mass, double glazed windows, roof overhangs, and a tank in the front of the property, which harvests rainwater from the roofs and provides water for the toilets, laundry and garden.
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