The owner’s former farming background and enthusiasm for steel set the tone for this unpretentious yet grand, sun-drenched modern home.

Extensive double glazing, set in commercial frames, capitalised on the home’s unique rural vistas without compromising its thermal performance. Other sustainable features include hot water provided by solar evacuated tubes on the roof, and a chemical free system which treats waste water for re-use.

The home’s series of shed-like structures, clad in timber and steel, feature rooms of grand proportions. Equally striking and practical in its design, the entire house is elevated to protect it from flooding.