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Burkenberg House by JKIDMAN

/ By J Kidman Architecture
Coffee coloured stain
DC Building

The Space

Monochrome style with an earthy influence - the Burkenberg House takes material selection to an exceptional new level.


“The living room’s subsequent connection with the backyard beyond is blurred by extruding the outdoor pergola back into the living room, providing a tactile coffered ceiling, and giving the impression of the first floor above being provisionally built atop the pergola”

Encroaching only a few metres into the backyard, this alterations and additions was small but mighty. What came with the extended footprint was a new laundry, two bedrooms, an ensuite, renovated main bathroom and a expansion to the kitchen, dining and living space.

The clever placement of light was used to illuminate the dining and living rooms, spilling ‘down into the heart of the house’.

The material palette celebrates stained timber, burnished concrete, leathered granite and green cabinetry. The walls are encased with a combination of bright white paint and beige bricks, creating the perfect backdrop for the robust selection of materials to excel.

GoodWood Victorian ash beams and windows were stained in a coffee coloured coating to add texture, grain and colour. J Kidman Architecture adds “the fact that GoodWood is available in larger engineered sizes means that it isn’t just limited to decorative applications, and consistency can be maintained across the spectrum of timber applications in the project, from doors and windows to structural elements like exposed ceiling joists”. Learn more about GoodWood here.


“I chose GoodWood because it ticked all the boxes – it’s visibly still timber, with the grain and tactility and character you want from a natural product, but it’s very clean, which meant it could be tailored to the pallette of the project with custom staining”

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