Danny’s Den is an 80m2 two bedroom Funky Little Shack for a father and son, with an extensive 22m2 deck for outdoor living. Sitting on a semi-rural property of approximately 2 acres we located the Shack on the western boundary, facing east over the large green lawn surrounded by native gum trees.
Situated 20m from the main dwelling, home to Danny’s daughter, husband and young family, this location and orientation created a connection point to the main house, central pool and cabana area, while maintaining privacy and independence for all family members.
Using a long rectangular design, we located the two bedrooms at either end of the Shack for privacy, with a central, open plan living/dining/kitchen area. The kitchen has a large island bench that morphs into the dining table. We used a modern combination of stone and timber and have loads of storage including overhead cupboards, tall pantry, dishwasher and wide fridge space.
The bedrooms are a large 5 x 3.1m, each with its own completely built in robe, floating desk and shelves, and sliding glass doors connecting to the deck. Natural light and cross breezes pour into this Shack through its extensive use of glass.
The main bathroom has a large walk-in shower, wall mounted vanity with drawers and shaver’s cabinet for additional storage. A large 1500mmH window let’s filtered light in through the surrounding trees. There is a separate toilet with own vanity, and a large cupboard houses the laundry, linen and broom storage.
A bold colour scheme of Monument (dark grey) for the cladding, windows and roof against natural stained merbau decking, posts and feature timber slats. Inside, rustic timber look flooring with white walls, high raked ceilings, with timber and grey accents in the kitchen, bathroom, walls and tiling complete this contemporary bachelor’s pad.