Charlotte House


• passive solar design
• rammed earth
• australian hardwoods
• watertanks for stand alone water supply
• solar hotwater
• low EMR
• low toxicity finishes and materials
• grid interactive solar power

• Sanctuary Magazine
• The Living Room [Channel 10]
• The Owner Builder Magazine

We are proud to acknowledge the people of the Worimi Nation, the traditional custodians of the land which this house stands. 

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This home is set on a small acerage with a north aspect on the Midnorth Coast of NSW. The house as been designed to capture northern light in every room, maximise cross ventilation and utilise materials that are both robust and will age with grace.

Local timbers were milled for use in beams, claddings and joinery, with a mix of Red Mahogony, Blackbutt, Grey Gum and Flooded Gum.

The burnished concrete floor and 400mm thick rammed earth walls offer excellent thermal mass, providing year round comfort with no fans or air con in summer and only a wood fired heater for the winter evenings on wet days. The combination of the earth and timber creates serene and comfortable spaces. These materials also become more beautiful as they age.

Bio paints and oils have been used throughout and the placement of electrical wiring and points has been considered to avoid any chance of electromagnetic radiation in bedrooms.

Eco At Home have a great slection of bio paints and oils [visit].

Builder: Ian Sercombe, Allan Dunn, Carlo Maestri, Sam Thomas

© 2022           ian sercombe architect 

0425 233 331

nominated registered architect: ian sercombe • registration no. 7089