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Project / Completed 2018

GoodWood Cabinetry in Forrest Street

/ By Philip Stejskal Architecture

The Space

Encapsulating the walls is the GoodWood Victorian ash and blackbutt cabinetry, acting as a centre piece the for open living space.


“A project conceived in response to the clients’ desire for open, light-filled spaces that connect strongly to the existing back garden”

The Forrest Street residence considered a well integrated, fluid, casual, light and airy home, conceptualised as ‘engaged separation’. Yet when lightness is introduced, so can darkness, and in this case it was through dramatic choices in materiality.

Designed by Philip Stejskal Architecture (PSA), their was commonality found with the clients to create a new and separate addition but also include materials used throughout the original home. Utilising the northern light, the well-lit open plan living extends to a back garden – representing both an entertainers delight and sanctuary.

Located in Fremantle, this workers cottage turned modern oasis uses nature as its inspiration, with a servery from the kitchen and several outdoor spaces to connect. Philip from PSA added “what I found most rewarding is that we were responding mathematically to a brief and site opportunities, but what emerged was a highly sculptural form that we didn’t initially envisage”.

Dramatic effect was achieved through the colour palette. GoodWood Victorian ash veneer adorns two thirds of the cabinetry, paired with a blackbutt veneer for the bottom. This unique contrast creates a bold yet warm feature in the open living space.

This isn’t the first time Philip Stejskal Architecture have used GoodWood Victorian ash veneer to add a natural element and the cabinetry in the Lefroy House is the perfect example of just that. Click here to learn how you can incorporate GoodWood Victorian ash veneers in your next project.



“Material choices are robust and economical with colour being used to create contrast and drama. We have tried where possible to mimic the aesthetic of older style weatherboard detailing externally”

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