Cloud Land

completed 2019


On an enviable site atop Mt Mellum, this house captures the many different facets of hinterland living with views to the Coral Sea beyond Point Cartwright, as well as the quiet fishing spots of Pumicestone Passage, the climbing challenges of the Glasshouse Mountains and, on a clear day, the city of Brisbane to the south.

A multi-faceted residence, this is primarily a quiet get-away home for the individual who commissioned it, but a self-contained wing also provides expansive guest accomodation complete with ensuites and a sitting room. Every room in the house enjoys the magnificent, varying outlooks.

Like all Sparks Architects projects, the house is sited to make best use of its location to utilise both passive and active environmental ammenities. The house is self-sufficient for water and boasts a large photovoltaic array.

Materials are robust, such as charred timber cladding, concrete and masonry to withstand the sometimes harsh weather conditions on the mountain.

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