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.