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Project / Completed 2021

The Sunhill by Orbis Constructions

/ By Archtistic Designs Group, Nala Design
Archtistic Designs Group, Nala Design

The Space

American Oak by ASH, Australian Oak and IronAsh – the Sunhill combines a number of timber species and finishes to create a flawless display of ASH products.


“As the property is surrounded by trees, our vision for this home was to look outwards for inspiration. The home forms a relationship within its environment, creating a feeling of a true sanctuary”

The Sunhill is a family home located in the leafy inner-city suburb of Glen Iris. The design explores architectural themes of tropical minimalism through the use of raw concrete surfaces, organic timber finishes and luscious landscapes to emanate tranquillity and escape. The design is calm, considered and light-filled with a colour palette consisting of native greens and earthy beiges, carefully chosen to unify the indoor and outdoor spaces.

This residence is home for husband and wife duo, Joel and Nala from Orbis Constructions and Nala Design. Influenced by their travels, particularly through parts of Indonesia, the pair were inspired to create their very own ‘sanctuary’ back home in inner south-east Melbourne.


The Sunhill showcases the perfect mix of ASH products, complete with American Oak by ASH stairs, lining and joinery, matched with an Australian Oak engineered floor and IronAsh cladding and screening.

American Oak by ASH was chosen for its unique crown-cut grain and warm tones to match the natural aesthetic of the home. Handpicked to exceed Australian manufacturing requirements, American Oak by ASH has a stunning blonde finish with no grade surprises. Click here to learn more about American Oak by ASH.

The home also features deep brushed ‘cotton white’ Australian Oak, our range of engineered flooring made with a 4mm Victorian ash wear layer. Available in an extensive range of customisation options to meet specifications of your liking, Australian Oak can be easily used to complement other timber applications. Explore the possibilities of our Australian Oak range here.

Lastly, we can’t forget our IronAsh shiplap cladding and battens, which were used for the exterior of the Sunhill. Made from our trusted GoodWood Victorian ash with an invisible water-based H3 treatment, IronAsh not only complements the design but is a great choice for exterior timbers. Learn more about IronAsh here.

NALA Design

“American Oak by ASH was used throughout the home to create a profound natural aesthetic by providing elegant and warm contrasting tones. We took inspiration from the surrounding treescape, forming unique moments that showcase composition, materiality and craftsmanship. From its oversized doors, sculptural staircase, raking ceilings and curved wall, this house truly showcases the vast uses of this particular product and its unrivaled beauty”

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