Americans Mickey and Lanie Clark have built a remarkable bushland home after a two-year work trip turned into a 20 year love affair with the Australian landscape.
Beside towering eucalypts and a tranquil billabong, their uniquely long and narrow home opens almost completely to the countryside they value so highly.
Before building, architect Fergus Scott camped and fished at the site with the American owners and eventually they decided to create a home resembling a campsite in the bushland.
The bathroom opens completely to the outdoors and features a luxurious tub that is a key part of the house.
“My favourite part of the house is the bathroom and specifically the bathtub because I am a bathtub person,” says owner Lanie Clark. “I believe you can divide the world into shower people and bathtub people. Every opportunity I get, I take a bath!”
The property houses the couple’s art collection as well as animals including goats, dogs, horses and chickens. And this strong and stylish residence is up to the job of being a very practical country house.
“We didn’t want a prissy home,” says Lanie. “It needed to be a house that could take a bit of battering!”