A split level timber frame 3*2 south of Margaret River on a sloping half acre block near the beautiful Redgate Beach. Built for a jeweller and her artist partner this was always going to be a creative process with an emphasis on their artwork and bespoke furniture collection.

Two key features of the design are the intricately detailed timber truss and the handcrafted limestone wall. The timber truss was locally made from Redgum which the owners had collected years earlier, stitched together with laser cut, powder coated steel plates. The limestone wall was a collaboration by the owners and a well-known stonemason from Fremantle, each block unique in size and shape. This attention to detail has provided the owners with the handcrafted aesthetic they were after.

A large outdoor verandah to the west not only provides a great entertaining area but helps to protect the house from the hot afternoon sun in summer.

This verandah wraps around the side of the house onto which all bedrooms open, creating a wonderful courtyard with framed views to the bushland down the hill. Large north facing windows drench the house with winter sun and a clever eastern courtyard provides a lovely sitting area to enjoy in the mornings.

Working with like-minded creative clients was always going to produce an interesting house. One that will continue to evolve as the owners’ creative energy imbues the house with a treasure of detail and colour.


Location: Redgate
Date: 2017