Balonne River House by Fulton Trotter Architects in main architecture  Category

Located on the Balonne River in St. George, Queensland, Australia, this five-bedroom home by Fulton Trotter Architects is a modern masterpiece that truly feels like a home.

The three wings of the Balonne River house each perform a separate function. The master wing, closest to the river, contains the main bedroom, en suite, robe and the study come nursery. Then there’s the living wing, which has the kitchen, a formal space and a family space. The final wing houses the bedrooms and baths including an en suite guest room. A fantastic covered deck provides gorgeous views and cool, summer breezes.

Due to the homes rural location, it needed to be self-sufficient — harvesting all of its own water and processing of waste. This was achieved through the inclusion of four 20,000ltr rainwater tanks complete with filter system and its own on-site waste water treatment system, which reticulates into the property’s garden.

Balonne River House by Fulton Trotter Architects in main architecture  Category

Balonne River House by Fulton Trotter Architects in main architecture  Category

Balonne River House by Fulton Trotter Architects in main architecture  Category

Balonne River House by Fulton Trotter Architects in main architecture  Category

Balonne River House by Fulton Trotter Architects in main architecture  Category

Balonne River House by Fulton Trotter Architects in main architecture  Category

Balonne River House by Fulton Trotter Architects in main architecture  Category

I love these photographs because they make the space feel more lived in. We post tons of bare and sparse houses, but this one feels like people actually spend time here. I love the refrigerator full of magnets and the TV on in the background.

Balonne River House by Fulton Trotter Architects in main architecture  Category

Photos by Steven Douglas.