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Project / Completed 2020

Orient Street by Philip Stejskal

/ By Philip Stejskal Architecture

The Space

A refined family home that combines modern design with heritage pieces from the remnants of an existing 1890's cottage, creating a harmonious blend between past and present.

The Local Project

“In between the stone and brick elements, timber and glass are used to create a lightweight frame that balances the more weighted and anchored heritage pieces.”

Located in South Fremantle, Orient Street is a charming home built around the restored limestone rubble walls of an 1896 cottage. The modern design incorporates the existing stone and brick textures with natural light, monochrome detailing and a warm timber finish, creating the ultimate balance between old and new.

Designed by Philip Stejskal Architecture, the calm and welcoming space acts as an ‘expression of time and place and all that comes before,’ with carefully curated finishes that work together to ensure that the original elements and modern additions age harmoniously together over time.

Orient Street’s unique design emphasises the balance between modern and traditional through open living spaces, a variety of material use and lighting solutions. The Local Project explains ‘the resulting palette takes cues from the variants within the existing limestone, clay brick and timber, ensuring the home feels cohesive and considered’.

This design features a warm timber finish through the use of Victorian ash for the exposed columns, beams and structural timber, as well as lining, cladding, DAR and sawn. Choosing our GoodWood Victorian ash means that architects and designers have the ability to mix and match timber applications, all whilst creating a continuous design flow. Victorian ash can be used for a number of applications like stairs, battens, solid and veneer joinery, window and doors, architraves, flooring, wall lining, benchtops and more. Explore the full range here.

Orient Street House was shortlisted for the 2021 Houses Awards in the House Alteration and Addition over 200m2 category.

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“The material palette is characterised by masonry, stained natural timbers, metal and glass. We love the colour of [GoodWood Victorian ash], it is a lovely light and warm hue.”

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