Mount Cooper Farmhouse


Mount Cooper Farmhouse

Mount Cooper is a working cattle farm at Ando, in the Monaro region of NSW. The project includes a 190sqm extension to an existing sandstone homestead, which is refurbished as part of the works. The new building grouping creates a pair of linked courtyards and provides expanded accommodation for the owners and their young family.

The building is built traditionally in cement bagged masonry with a pitched galvanized steel roof. Interior finishes continue the exposure of bagged brick to perimeter walls and combine this with basalt bench tops and outdoor paving to ground the building within its garden setting. The project includes extensive landscape works to create a series of settings for an extensive collection of contemporary art.

Structure
Taylor Tompson Whitting
Builder
Bellevarde Constructions 
Photographer
Simon Whitbread