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Queens Park House

Kitchen and dining room Kitchen and dining room Willem Rethmeier

Marsh Cashman Koolloos Architects

NSW & ACT Entries 2010

Timber & Timber Products


Pine stud and structural framing allow for lightweight upper floor reducing load on large concrete cantilever below.


Bloodwood (Australian hardwood) shakes to wall cladding.
An aesthetic decision to address a contextual issue matching shakes present in the local area, which provides texture to the building skin.

Tallowood battens to First Floor Ensuite

A timber-clad ensuite provides a tranquil, warm, and natural space for bathing. The texture of the cladding allowed for a great sense of extended space in its reflection.

Spotted gum flooring and decking to interior and exterior.

Timber flooring is used internally and externally in order to create a flowing composition and seamless transition between inside and out. The warmth and softness of timber against the juxtaposition of finished concrete and glass forms a balance and simple layering in the material palette.

Wood veneers

Spotted gum veneer to over-head kitchen cupboards
The timber veneer allows the long linear cupboard element to read as one continuous and self-supporting timber beam spanning the large frameless glass window/splash-back. Again, The nature of timber alongside finished concrete, glass and marble balances the material palette.


Existing timber perimeter paling fencing is made new retaining the character of the period home.

Spotted gum timber 135mm x 35mm boards as Stair balustrade
The timber blades form part of a screened lamp filtering ambient light from the illuminated, glazed WC beyond the finished concrete stair. The timbers natural and warm qualities again layer and balance the material palette.
MDF, HMR and plywood carcass framing to all joinery.
Entered into:
  • Residential Class 1, Best Renovation (Single family dwellings/townhouses), 2010
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