HILTON Wallwork Residence
This project will never be repeated, at least by me! A living and breathing work of art, it was epic in vision and execution. Whilst it did attract a fantastic asking price when reluctantly sold, in my eyes, it is priceless. This property has been designed from a philosophy of using recycled and natural materials. The hand-crafted limestone wall by master stonemason Frank Trimble ( my wife's uncle) is a virtuoso, and is complimented by recycled Wandoo beams from the old Toodjay bridge, piers from an old Wooloomooloo wharf and a brass ship's window salvaged from the ocean floor. The bathroom is finished in a Moroccan bath-house style with a glass-roofed shower. Other features include: -passive solar design -double insulated roof -louvers for cross ventilation -low maintenance garden -outdoor shower and utility basin -wiring for surround sound entertainment indoor and outdoor Materials used in the construction: - Pergola posts: piers from Wooloomooloo Wharf in Sydney - Rafters: from old Toodjay Bridge - Circular brass ships window: salvaged from ocean floor near the Abrolhos Islands - Attic wall cladding: salvaged from National Hotel in Fremantle - Floorboards: re-milled from recycled Barge boards 28mm thick - Central Treetrunk: Wandoo - now a protected species - Bedroom doors: original retro etched French doors - Staircase: copper handrail and Wandoo treads - Floor: Polished Concrete.