‘Cooinda’ is an Australian aboriginal word for ‘happy place’ and was named by owners Barb and Sharon.
‘Cooinda’ overlooks the Goulburn River and its floodplains located in Killingworth in north-east Victoria’s Central Highlands.
With the completion of the excavated house site and services infrastructure, shed, water tank and new water catchment dams the house project is ready to go in July 2016.
The house will be constructed of timber stud wall framing over a concrete ‘waffle slab’ with ‘galvanised steel’ roof and wall cladding.
Extensive double glazed windows and deep verandah’s form part of the ‘wool shed’ vernacular design.
“Ross MacKinnon has a very hands on approach and a great attitude, always returning calls and was available all hours of the day.
He was able to sort out a number of issues with infrastructure , telecommunications, electricity and meet people on site and worked well to resolve things on our behalf , especially as we are some two hours away in Melbourne. Ross has a very unique approach to design which ensures practicality and innovation whilst maintaining environmental and budgetary concerns. Efficiency and blending with the surrounds is high on his priority list. We were very much limited by budget but also had some features and luxuries we would not compromise on. Ross ensured that, within our budget, we were able to achieve our ultimate features that will enable us to enjoy our new home for many years to come. We would recommend Ross MacKinnon Design for any future projects and would ourselves re-engage their services”. - Barb Denny and Sharon Grogan.
Builder: Paul Spinks of Profile Developments
Consulting Engineers: Guy Taylor of Taylor Consulting