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Project / Completed 2021

Thinking Paddock by Open Creative Studio

/ By Open Creative Studio

The Space

Built amongst the Tasmanian backdrop, Thinking Paddock showcases a variety of Victorian ash, a palette of soft colours and subtle hardware.


“The brief aimed to honour the farming context of the site and the memory of her pioneering grandmother, while also doing something that was uniquely hers.”

Inspired by the client’s childhood amongst the South Arm Peninsula in Tasmania, The ‘Thinking Paddock’ house honours the farming context of the site and memory of her pioneering grandmother. With views over Kunanyi/Mt Wellington and Ralphs Bay, the home is a quintessential space to explore materiality.

To add a personal connection, Daniel Moore from Open Creative Studio designed the house for his mother, allowing the mother-son duo to take risks with the interior whilst focusing on sustainability and highlighting the spectacular view.

Contextually, Thinking Paddock House embodies the landscape that surrounds it. The palette pairs blonde Victorian ash timber with soft colours like white and nude to showcase the natural environment through framed window boxes.

Victorian ash is seen throughout the space, with GoodWood used for the windows and doors fabricated by Binq, used as a durable option against the harsh western sun and Tasmanian rain. Matched with Victorian ash reclaimed floorboards, window boxes, joinery doors and veneers in the kitchen.

GoodWood is ASH’s brand of Victorian ash and Tasmanian Oak, created for the Australian market to provide a consistently stable, straight, blonde timber in a diverse range of applications. Learn more about GoodWood here.


“I haven’t found a timber product more versatile than [GoodWood] Vic ash yet. It’s always my first choice and then I expand from there when a project has specific requirements.”

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