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Project / Completed 2020

Garden House by Space Agency Architects

/ By Space Agency Architects

The Space

A combination of white painted limestone walls, raw concrete and Victorian ash cladding creates the ultimate beachside family home.

Yellowtrace Architecture

“With a timeless quality and natural material palette comprising white painted brick, concrete, natural timber and tactile detailing, the home exudes a warm and soft assurance while requiring minimal maintenance.”

Inspired by an existing heritage cottage, Garden House by Space Agency Architects is a welcoming home designed to adapt to the ever-evolving lifestyle of a family of five. The futureproof residence was carefully designed to allow access from a number of entranceways and provide the ability to divide spaces. Although the residence boasts a fairly modern design, heritage textures like the limestone walls were preserved.

A soft and natural material palette adorns the façade, showcasing a combination of white brick and treated Victorian ash timber detailing to complement the light and airy beachside environment. With pristine views of the Western Australian peninsula and a beautiful garden surrounding the house, the design allows for an effortless flow between indoor and outdoor living.

Space Agency Architecture

“The owners were keen on a natural material like IronAsh that would weather well and respond to the costal location.”

This alterations and additions project includes a second storey expansion that features our IronAsh 105×19 shiplap cladding coated with Cutek CD50 oil in clear. Chosen for its ability to respond well to the coastal environment, IronAsh provides a natural appearance that can either grey off beautifully or be stained to any desired colour.

IronAsh is our range of Victorian ash treated with an invisible water-based H3 treatment making it suitable for external applications. Known for its strength and versatility, IronAsh comes with a 25 year guarantee to give you the ease of mind that your cladding is robust against harsh external climates. Learn more about how you can incorporate IronAsh into your next design here.

Garden House was awarded with the 2021 WA Architecture Award for Residential Architecture (Alterations and Additions).

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