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GoodWood joinery softens Lefroy Road House

/ By Philip Stejskal Architecture
Bo Wong & Jack Lovel
Philip Stejskal Architecture
SWELL Homes

The Lefroy House was inspired by human kind’s general inclination to ‘box’ spaces. The design details a rectangular box that has been carved out to allow for sun, wind and views that all center around a courtyard to an influx of northern light.

Built in South Fremantle, the Lefroy House was designed by Philip Stejskal Architecture – ‘a small yet versatile architectural practice with a studio in Fremantle’. Their work across Western Australia has won them many awards like the National AIA Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations + Additions).

Based on a brief to create an industrial aesthetic, brick and corrugated iron were used externally. Internally, polished concrete flooring, concrete block work, galvanised steel balustrades and stone tiles were specified to fit the robust look.

Claire Holmes from Philip Stejskal Architecture added “along with the robust palette, the building incorporates a number of passive heating and cooling strategies”.

Goodwood Victorian ash veneers feature throughout the home to add light, warmth and character. Claire further explains “Victorian ash timber was selected for the joinery to soften the otherwise industrial aesthetic of the house. The joinery is featured in every room providing warmth to each space”.

So what exactly is Goodwood?

Goodwood is not your typical Victorian ash, it represents:

  • The promise to supply environmentally sustainable and socially responsible timber
  • Victorian ash that is high in quality, dead straight and stable
  • It has a beautiful colour and a consistent grain
  • Internally scanned for defects
  • The list could go on… and is does here.

Whether you want to add colour to a monochrome design, add an element of warmth and softness or in need of a versatile timber that can be used in many ways – Goodwood is your go to sustainable Australian hardwood. Visit the webpage to find out more.

Architect – Philip Stejskal Architecture

Builder – SWELL Homes

Photography – Bo Wong & Jack Lovel

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