Seven Oaks House

Brutalist materials makes for a robust family home.

robust design

Concrete, brick and steel are soften with textured layers to create a warm family home.

country dwelling

Situated on a large beef cattle property on the banks of the Macleay River is the Seven Oaks house.

Embracing the existing raw materials, including concrete floors, block walls and steel work the internal spaces were transformed with reference to its surroundings.

Warm and homely finishes such as wood look tiles, flocked fabrics and large scale art takes advantage of the open plan spaces created. Layering colours, pattern and texture plays a key role in bringing warmth to the hard surfaces

from the client

I really couldn’t see how our home could be beautiful given its located on a flood plain and is periodically inundated with flood waters. Everything has to be tough to survive and this is exactly what Kathryn has given us. Retaining the raw materials has been a brilliant idea in making sure our family home looks as good today as the day it was finished.

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