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A Gentle Brutalist Masterpiece Wedged Into A Brisbane Mountain

Situated on a steep slope in the middle of an extreme bush fire zone, there is not much about this site that is easy. Yet somehow, Nielsen Jenkins have created an exceptional home here, one that is both sturdy and relaxing, elegant and intimate.

Designed as a wedge that has lodged itself into the mountain-side, the Mt Coot-Tha house wraps around a luscious green central courtyard, and provides both connection to and protection from the elements.

A Renovated Blue Mountains Home With Soul

When Craig Johnston, designer and owner of Blue Mountains Drafting, and Katherine Johnston initially purchased this house in the Blue Mountains, it looked entirely different to how it does today. Over the past five years, the couple have gradually renovated the property together, filling the space with joy, and their own distinct personality. 

What was once a rundown fibro house is now a durable, low-maintenance home with soul, shared by their now four children and kelpie.

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