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Palm Grove House 1989

This was our family home and the first large building built with the tin and earth render technique. This was a very steep and narrow block only 15metres wide. However the western boundary borded Palmgrove Park. We designed the building to open to the west overlooking the park and to the north with a view to the Avalon headland and beach.

The special feature of this building was the 400mm by 400mm hardwood timber that were used extensively throughout and can be seen by the limited photos we have , note the fireplace. This timber was sourced from a demolition of the old ware houses in the Rocks, Sydney and strangely enough in those days it had very little value. Another feature of this home is the beautiful Yarramalong yellow inside and the circular staircase coming from the garage upstairs seen in the media section of this web site.

This building was built on a shoe string so were particularly pleased when we were one of the winners of Belle House of the Year, competing against all the very best houses built that year that had been featured, and I’m sure our budget was considerably less than our competition. Once again the whole house was made from recycled materials.