About us, The Bower
Phone: 4471 8666
We would like to introduce you to the founders and owners of The Bower Mark and Sue Berry, explain The Bower’s history and the concept.
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Your hosts, Mark and Sue Berry welcome the opportunity to introduce you to The Bower at Broulee
About us – The Bower
The ‘Bower at Broulee’ was named (by Mark’s father, Bruce) to encapsulate the concept behind the project. The architect’s referred to the Macquarie dictionary;
bow’er n. place closed in with foliage, arbour or summerhouse or leafy nook; (poet.) inner room: ~-bird, Australian bird of paradise family constructing elaborate runs adorned with feathers, shells etc. during courtship.
The following sketch represents a schematic view of a Bower Bird’s run ……
The floor plan of The Bower is similarly designed around a central axis (or “circulation spine”), with living space on one side and service areas on the other side of the main passage way (an “elaborate run adorned with ornaments”).
The entrance to “The Bower” and the large expanses of glass provide “view glimpses” of the surrounding natural bushland. The spotted gums and ironbark trees, Burrawang Palms are a feature of the local environment as are the large ponds, surrounded by soft ferns, tree fern and more Burrawang Palms at the base of the ridge.
The landscaping plan for each “Bower” is designed to augment the natural bushland based on an arc of small trees and shrubs to form a “Bower” shaped enclosure to increase the seclusion and privacy offered to the occupants.
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