Las Palmas is an equally informal and splendid house impressed by Robin Boyd’s Fenner Home the place proprietor Sally McGarry grew up. A major instance of twentieth century Australian structure, the home’s post-war regional model had a long-lasting impression on Sally, whose household nonetheless reside throughout the Fifties Canberra house.
DUO Architects in affiliation with Davis Architects had been tasked with designing Sally’s new household house in an identical mid-century model. On the identical time, the house wanted to be built-in into the Byron Bay hinterland panorama, sensible for a younger household to reside in, and capable of function part-time as a luxurious lodging venue.
Las Palmas’ structure is genuinely impressed by the two-wing flooring plan of the Fenner Home. These two wings (one for sleeping and one for communal areas) lie lengthy and low within the panorama – their unbroken horizontal strains emphasising the undulating hinterland hills that encompass