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Project / Completed 2022

GoodWood featured in the Clifton Hill Courtyard House

/ By Eliza Blair Architecture & Studio mkn
Resene Woodsman 'Whitewash'
Eliza Blair Architecture & Studio mkn
Kleev Homes

The Space

Clifton Hill Courtyard House transformed into a functional home through the use of natural light, greenery and GoodWood lining.

est living

“The bricks, paired with the timber flooring and shiplap whitewash timber ceiling, soften the home’s interior, providing a cohesive, modern and calm backdrop for the family’s life, art and furniture”

Clifton Hill Courtyard House is a contemporary, light-filled expansion to a double-fronted weatherboard worker’s cottage. Despite the challenges of being located on a long, linear block, the addition encourages light into the space and embraces natural materiality to seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor spaces.

The inner city dwelling was thoughtfully transformed by Eliza Blair Architecture, together with studio mkn. The brief asked for a remodel to the existing home to create a light-filled open-plan living extension that would cater to the needs of a growing family. Joining forces, the teams delivered all this and more.

A key area of the home is the open kitchen-living-dining space with large windows directing views outwards to a green backdrop that is the central courtyard. To pair with the surrounding landscape is an interior palette consisting of muted, natural materials like beige bricks, timber flooring and GoodWood lining coated in Resene Woodsman ‘Whitewash’ used to achieve the light-coloured timber ceiling.

GoodWood Victorian ash and Tasmanian Oak is a blonde, quarter-sawn hardwood that durable, easy to work and visually stunning. Known for it’s light-coloured finish, GoodWood can be easily stained and painted to match décor needs or continue a flow of design. Learn more about GoodWood here.


“Victorian Ash was chosen because we wanted locally sourced timber that was also pale in colour. We wanted to incorporate sustainable and natural materials into the design, so [GoodWood] Victorian ash from ASH was the perfect choice for the ceilings given its carbon sequestration, life cycle analysis, harvesting and regeneration characteristics”

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