Project / Completed 2018
“At [Brunswick House], the connection to family continues through the careful material choices. George’s grandfather had been a cabinet maker back in Greece, which he supposes instilled a family appreciation of quality timber work. ”
As an addition to an existing Edwardian-era home, Brunswick House explores earthy tones, natural light and monochrome detailing to create a characterful family home. Wrapped in warm timber finishes from floor to ceiling, the design is careful, clean and timeless, yet provides the functionality required to inhabit the young family.
The design was conceptualised by Melbourne-based practice Stavrias Architecture for George Stavrias, his wife and two young children. Carefully considered to the client, the home perfectly fits the brief consisting of timbers and natural tones, and accompanies the philosophy of the practice that ’emphasises a considered design approach, response to context and a focus on sustainability both socially and environmentally.’
This alterations and additions project highlights the capabilities of a natural material palette focusing on a distinctive timber finish made up of GoodWood Victorian ash and recycled Spotted Gum. The contemporary space features a GoodWood Victorian ash staircase along with GoodWood balustrades and lining for a perfectly balanced space. Specifying the light coloured hardwood adds an effortless contrast between the spotted gum flooring and matte black detailing throughout the home.
GoodWood is a high quality, quarter sawn Victorian hardwood, processed at our world class facility in Heyfield. To ensure the absolute best, our timber is internally scanned, straight line edged and defect docked to produce the market’s best appearance grade timber. Our operations span across a number of manufacturing areas, including a laminating shed dedicated to producing a suite of GoodWood staircase components that allows staircase manufacturers to focus on cost efficiently building and installing stairs. Learn more about GoodWood here.
“We chose Vic ash for the staircase and the feature wall/central balustrade as it is a locally sourced timber, it is competitively priced, and its tones provided a light-toned warmth to a key part of the house – the connection of downstairs to upstairs – the lighter shades complemented and contrasted with the darker tones of the Spotted Gum flooring and ceiling.”