Building a home in the unique Australian countryside is not without is challenges. We wanted our home and the villas to be a modern design, low energy and perfectly suited to the Australian climate. Built using colourbond steel, polished concrete and glass Valle Laguna showcases not only modern building techniques, but also the best in passive solar design. Carefully positioned on the property the villas are warmed in winter by the sun streaming in through full-length glass doors. Extra wide eaves protect the villas from summer sun and the louvered windows funnel cool breezes throughout the villas. Although the villas have A/C, our guests often comment on how little it is needed.
Careful consideration has also been given to the inside of the villas. Each villa has 2 large bedrooms with luxurious king sized beds, crisp sheets and fluffy towels. Full-length glass doors and large windows ensure that you don’t miss any of the beautiful view wherever you are in the villa. The living areas have, leather lounges, TV, and a wood fireplace. The stainless steel kitchens are fully equipped with gas stove/oven, fridge/freezer; coffee machine and all basic kitchen items are provided. (Tea, coffee, milk, salt pepper, olive oil, cling wrap, foil ect.)
Each villa has a large covered deck area with outdoor furniture and BBQ.
Read all about our home and the villas in a feature article published in the Newcastle Herald-August 2017 . We talk about passive solar design and the influences of modern architecture on the traditional county home, plus a little bit about what it’s really like to make the “tree change”. (Click here for full article)