Barn & Workshop | Loft Apartment | Studio & Gallery
click on image above to view habitat slideshow or click link to watch: Video
The Barn: The Ultimate Man-Space
The traditional board and batten barn was built in 2007 and features two massive sliding doors which open into a very large, very high stud height working space of 111m². To the side of this space a huge 5.5m wide roller door opens up the side wall of the barn to an undercover portico used as a vehicle parking and wash-down area. This covers 28m². The ride-on mower and Polaris farm truck are stored here. To the rear of the barn interior is a generous workshop with extensive benching. This can be separated from the main barn space by a second roller door. Stairs provide internal access to the upstairs. The barn has been fully insulated, has its own tank water supply and own septic tank system and has two three-phase power outlets.
Studio Loft Apartment
The loft apartment upstairs in the barn can be accessed internally through the barn or externally via its own entrance door. A flight of stairs opens into a large open-plan studio apartment of 78m² with kitchen and dining facilities, a wide lounge and at the northern end a roomy bedroom alcove. There is also a bathroom and small office area. Expansive windows on all four sides create an airy space. The pitched roof with the large bolted exposed beams on the interior creates an enviable atmosphere. The loft is fully insulated and carpeted and enjoys all day sun. See images slideshow above.
Art Studio and Gallery
Tucked away beside the house amidst extensive native plantings, the previous tractor shed has been converted to a working artist’s studio and gallery. This provides 28m² of inside space and a further 12.5m² of covered space under the eaves along the length of the shed. Partly screened by a lush hedge of griselinia, the shed entrance is sheltered by a shade sail secured among blue-gum trees. The shed is now lined and fully insulated, lit with gallery lights and corrugated roof panels and suited to a range of creative or other activities.