A few hours' drive (and a ferry trip) south of Hobart, Tasmania's Bruny Island is just one of Australia's many retreats that boasts beautiful views, untouched natural environs and delicious produce. It's also home to the country's House of the Year for 2012, at least, in the eyes of Houses magazine.
"Shearer's Quarters" is a 130m² residential property situated on a 440-hectare, operational sheep farm on the island. It was designed by Melbourne-based John Wardle Architects and is constructed of "convict-era handmade" bricks and recycled wood taken from apple crates.
Looks like a nice place to holiday in, though the constant sound of bleating sheep might keep you up at night. I guess you could always stay up and count them.
A few more photos of the interior can be found at the Houses Awards link below.
Photos: Trevor Mein