The extraordinary Mt. Mee house site encapsulates the qualities of the sunshine coast hinterland with virgin rainforest immediately adjacent to the south and long views over the foreground paddocks and neighbouring forest to Moreton Bay to the east and the Glasshouse Mountains to the North.
The house design seeks to capture and amplify these qualities of the site. The entry path is adjacent and under the flanking rainforest ramping over a reflection pond. The magnificent sweeping view to the Glasshouse mountains and ocean is only revealed upon entering the house proper. A tall picture window in the library draws in the trunks of the large rainforest trees and the associated shafts of light. An intimate inglenook adjacent to the living room enjoys the warmth of a fire while framing views to the picturesque mountains beyond. The main bedroom wing is a promontory reaching out to the wide landscape and overlooking the perched pool. A garden framed by the ‘L’ shaped house and the pool negotiates the meeting of the larger landscape and its occupation.