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Beach House Design Calls for Whitewashed GoodWood Victorian ash

/ By Tim Ditchfield Architects
Resene’s ‘Woodsman’
Scott Burrows
Tim Ditchfield Architects
Novak Constructions

Set on a tricky, yet spectacular site is this Sunshine Beach property that possess incredible views. The brief asked for a relaxed, beachy atmosphere with a hint of refined Scandinavian design – the modern take on an Australian beach house.

Queensland architectural firm, Tim Ditchfield Architects, were assigned the enjoyable task of redesigning this beach site. Tim Ditchfield Architects are a Noosa Heads based business that ‘have the capability and experience to engage with a diverse range of building projects’. Their services range from Schematic/Preliminary Design and Design Development to Contract Documentation and Contract Administration.

The 4 bedroom home boasts warm, earthy tones to balance the crisp blue view. Oskar Booth from Tim Ditchfield explained “the use of natural materials to create texture and contrast was the key to providing such a positive atmosphere throughout the house”.

GoodWood Victorian ash was chosen for the ceiling lining and staircase screening due to its consistent colour, grain and beauty. Oskar from Tim Ditchfield further explained “Victorian ash is a beautiful timber, and the light tone and fine grain was perfect for the interiors to contrast the darker Blackbutt and Spotted Gum that was used externally”.

Victorian ash is a popular hardwood amongst architects, designers, carpenters and furniture makers. Oskar adds “The carpenters enjoyed working with Victorian ash, and the end result shows just that. The ability of Vic ash to take stains and whitewashes demonstrates that it is a versatile timber from a design perspective”. The GoodWood used was stained using Resene’s ‘Woodsman’ range.

Whether the design is Scandinavian, modern or industrial – GoodWood Victorian ash can cater to them all. Find out more about this versatile timber by visiting the GoodWood webpage.

Architect – Tim Ditchfield Architects

Builder – Novak Constructions

Timber windows and doors – Duce Timber Windows and Doors

Photographer – Scott Burrows

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