is the earlier of two houses which Freda has designed for the open grazing
land to the north-east of Lake Glenmaggie, which is located in Gippsland
to the south-east of Melbourne.
design allows for the use of recycled beams and mud brick within a lively
and original conception of form and space.The relationship between internal
Living and Dining areas and the shady outside eating terrace on the
north, and the verandah on the west, is particularly successful and
creates a gorgeous setting for enjoying meals, chatting with friends
or dozing off on a lazy afternoon.
house has many environmentally sustainable technologies, such as a Clivus
Multrum composing toilet and rainwater storage.
of Freda's joys in designing is to detail all the junctions of rafters,
joists, beams, pergolas, decks, verandahs, canopies, railings, joinery,
and even how the front door is put together! The result is a deeply
convincing aesthetic integrity which gives pleasure regardless of whether
it has just been finished, or has aged gracefully for years.