Simon Wood

Merindah Park House

Simon Wood
Simon is a Sydney-based professional photographer with an extensive portfolio specialising in architecture, landscape architecture and design. Many of the high profile projects Simon has photographed have won prestigious design awards and his photographs have been widely published in Australia and overseas.

The Project
Merindah Park House is a new owner-built farmhouse in Bellawongarah, on the tablelands above Kangaroo Valley and it takes cues from traditional rural building materials and forms. The splayed plan opens to the landscape and generates a serene central courtyard around which circulation paths are placed. Built from dry-pressed bricks, Grey Ironbark, stone, concrete, steel and glass, the dwelling is built to endure and weather beautifully over time. The farmhouse is designed as a place for family and friends to gather. It is meticulously crafted, a testament to the vision and determination of the owner and the team he brought together for construction.


Architect/Designer of the project: Richard Cole Architecture