By ngc in Building
Custom Build – Quedjinup
This custom build, situated in the hills of Dunsborough is both beautiful and striking. As Nick Goode’s own house it is a hallmark of the inventiveness and creativity Nick Goode Construction is known for. Extensive use of timber finishes hallmarks the house as it seamlessly blends with its bush land surrounds. The house features extensive timber decking throughout matching the spotted gum cladding that covers the main module. This theme is continued inside with feature lined pyramids clad in western red cedar. The open plan kitchen/dining hides a concealed theatre room and custom made hidden cellar entrance located in the pantry.
This Dunsborough home involved an extensive and varied amount of carpentry involved in finishing the project. Both the exterior and interior of the house heavily feature timber finishes of a high quality. The exterior of the house incorporates widespread spotted gum timber decking covering a total of 164 square metres of decking and walkways both in alfresco walkways and open deck. The walkways are used to join the 2 modules of the whole house together. Matching the decking is the spotted gum cladding that surrounds the entirety of the main module of the house. The cladding uses varied widths as a feature creating added difficulty in its construction. Both exterior timber elements exhibit high end quality and craftsmanship. The complexity of completing the cladding using non-standard configuration cannot be understated. The variation of widths helps to create complex and creative textures in the cladding.
The Timber theme is continued inside in several forms. The house has several open feature pyramids situated in the roof of the living room, master bedroom and alfresco area. The pyramids have been lined with western red cedar for maximum effect. These were some of the most challenging parts of the project as it was vital that the alignment and detail of the pyramid and the lining were crucial to the final finish. The carpentry detail displayed throughout the house is one of its defining features. Feature walls in the powder room and cellar were created using American White Oak in an extremely non-conventional form to give the impression of a 3-dimensional finish. The doors were all custom made for the house and door details were custom made on site as well. The cellar itself is something completely unique and one of for this home. Hidden in the pantry under a normal tile floor, at the press of the button the floor rises and reveals stairs leading down to the custom cellar. The 3D wall of American White Oak gives way to walls clad in the same material and a concrete and timber ceiling that has a personality all its own.
The ceilings required extensive detail for the completion of the bulkheads throughout the house. The quality of these bulkhead finishes speaks to the experience of the tradespeople and ability to work on this custom project. As well as the finish and detail of the bulkhead there was a high level of detail in concealing the blinds throughout the home to achieve the overall ceiling effect and for the overall finish of the house. A custom build is as much about the finishes you don’t see as the ones you do. Ceilings are typically something people don’t associate with custom construction or as a bespoke product. In fact they can be the defining factor in the flow of a home. As with this build the ceilings create shadow lines and recesses that mask blinds, and bulkheads that create form as well as give function to the living areas.
The custom cabinetry work throughout the house provided challenges in that the cabinet makers were working with a new and innovative product that needed to be tested as the cabinets were being developed. The cabinet work in the house was built around the concept of creating the illusion of simplicity. Achieving the look of simple, paired back elegant cabinetry bellied the difficulty of creating such a look. Having to incorporate kitchen appliances including dishwasher and fridge to create one continuous look added to this difficulty. The shadow boxes both in the kitchen and the American white oak shadow boxes seen in the bathroom were built to the highest standard and designed to create a flow throughout the house and a continuity of timber materials that is seen both inside and out.
The theme of this house is centred around open plan living and a seamless transition between indoors and outdoors. Large 3 piece sliding doors bridge the gap between the front and back decks, opening the living area up in the process. The sliding doors recess completely into the wall giving the appearance of one continuous unbroken flow from the pool and japanese inspired cactus garden right through the spacious living area and out onto the outdoor entertaining deck. The stunning stonework pillars and fireplace work to complement the spotted gum deck and cladding and provide contrasting colours and textures that bring the house to another level.
This unique and exciting custom build ties together the core values at Nick Goode Construction. Exciting design, energy efficient building principles,innovative products and features and luxury, bespoke finishes throughout. If want a home that is unique and completely personal to your wants and needs, something that is designed with both form and function – not to mention more than a little flare – then get in contact with us today and let us help turn those dreams into a reality.