2015 Gold Award Winner Preston Downs Home

2015 Gold Award Winner Preston Downs Home


Sitting elegantly in park-like surrounds, this sprawling home away from home is built using James Hardie weatherboards, corrugated iron roofing and Rockcote plaster system. It is a relaxing retreat for its owners and their teenage children.

Upon opening the front door, glazing draws the eye to the relaxing rural setting, creating a direct connection with the great outdoors. While masses of glass frames views from this five-bedroom home, additional light is ushered in through the church-like windows.

Tasmanian white oak stretches the length of the 350sqm residence, carpeted areas add a touch of softness and fully ducted heating delivers warmth to every corner. Two separate living spaces allow the residents plenty of freedom.

Outdoor spaces are well placed to the shared open-plan living domain covered in automated Insol Louvre system.


2015 Gold Award


Jackson + Jackson Architectural Design

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