With one look at the exterior of the Creek House, we’re quick to point out how well it blends into its context. That’s because it’s clad in concrete, wood and dark panels that extend on the palette of its surrounds. In a similar fashion, the interiors host dark alcoves that transition to sunlit spaces, where textures of oak, concrete, steel, bluestone, and white gypsum walls all overlap.
Faulkner Architects describe the spaces of the home as ‘thin bars of use’ that slide in and among the boulders. A central component to this concept is the large wall and entrance from the North; prioritising privacy but also maximising sunlight with some incredible vistas. This is what the firm call a layering of spaces, ‘where a concrete wall leads to a rock garden, that leads to a window’. All of this is to create ‘contemplative architecture’ that comprises of densely packed public areas and spacious, open private areas; something that we often see in reverse here at est.