This modern country home sits on a coastal ridgeline in a small village in far north New South Wales state. Owner John Zaat, an architect who designed the house, purchased the land and built it in
A Passive Solar Design in Australia
Mr. Zaat says he adopted a passive solar design, which includes thick concrete internal walls and well insulated external walls, and ceiling fans throughout the home. ‘The main house is a concrete slab on the ground with a tile finish, so you get heat transferred to and from the ground,’ he says. There is also a separate guesthouse.