Welcome to Maleny House, a floating residence enveloped in the lush rolling hills of the Sunshine Coast hinterland and offering one of Queensland’s most spectacular views across the Glass House Mountains National Park.
Noosa-based Bark Design Architects was commissioned to create Maleny House, a landmark family home, merging contemporary Australian design with a Japanese-inspired cultural aesthetic.
The resulting dwelling is a nod to modernist architecture of the mid-20th century, a tribute to the likes of Schindler, Neutra, Eames, Koenig, and Elwood.
The opening of an automatic rusty iron gate reveals a covered walkway, manicured temple garden, standing stones, grass tree, reflection pond, waterfall and private barbecue courtyard area.
Meticulously crafted timber elements in the form of decks, screens, and walkways blend structures comprised of glass, space-grey Australian corrugated steel and reinforced concrete with the cliffside landscape.
Walls slide away to meld indoor and outdoor spaces as glass panes and louvres bathe the interior in natural light while allowing for ventilation.
A separate retreat for guests has an adjoining music room/office which is enclosed in certified plantation-grown plywood to enhance acoustics.
Maleny House is a widely acclaimed residence designed to induce a sense of happiness, a reminder of how wonderful the world is, a place where beauty is found in simplicity.