Bruny Island House [Coopworth]

Architects Words:
Nestled in the rural surrounds of Bruny Island, Tasmania, Coopworth is a contemporary interpretation of a country farmhouse. The house converses with the ever-changing landscape that includes Coopworth sheep, the wide-ranging views to the water and mountain ranges beyond, as well as the weathering red lead shacks dotted over the island.

The footprint of the house is consciously constrained to maximise arable land while maintaining generosity in its thoughtful internal arrangement. Although designed to accommodate two principal occupants, the house can be opened up to host family
and friends through creative interpretations of Australian verandah sleepouts and caravan bunk beds. Frameless windows are pushed to the edge of the floorplate to embrace wild winds and rains – at once inviting in the beauty and brutality of
the weather while offering protection from it.

Year Built: 2020
Architect: fmd architects
Engineer: Aldanmark Pty Ltd
Building Surveyor: Holdfast Pty Ltd
Project Manager: Mark Singleton
Project Foreman: Stephen Marshall
Photographer: Dianna Snape