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Saltwater Photographer: Patrick Oberem

Chirs Clout Design

Queensland Entries 2011

The use of Timber was crucial to the design of this house to depict the theme accurately. The clients requested an Asian-influenced Modern home that encompassed all elements of luxury resort living.

From the street, the use of timber is visible straight away through the timber screening, front fence, garage door, exposed rafters and window surrounds, immediately setting the mood for what is to come.

Upon entry, a Blackbutt boardwalk appears to float over the pool leading to the front door. The boardwalk leads past the custom Spotted Gum pool fence posts and Kwila Pavilion, with its ceiling made from Pine for lightweight construction. We used Sikkens 'Half Ebony, Half Walnut' for the majority of the timber staining as it produced consistent colour on different timber species and Sikkens 'Dark Oak' to compliment.

The use of New Guinea Rosewood timber for the doors & windows further enhances the design theme and custom detailing adds to the overall character of the house, giving interesting focal points and separating it from the ordinary.

Moving inside the attention to detail is seen throughout the house and you are immediately immersed with Asian inspired Modern design. Polished Spotted Gum lines the floor producing a rich variation of colour and Malaysian Plywood panels have been used on the ceiling giving an immediate warmth to the house. From the entry the underside of the Upper Floor bridge can be seen with large exposed Kwila supporting beams, again showing the quality of work in the house.

New Guinea Rosewood was used extensively in the bespoke joinery throughout in the Kitchen, Bathrooms & Living areas, keeping continuity throughout house.

Overall the design intent has been portrayed perfectly through the use of timber, which added great warmth and authenticity to the house design.
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