Luxurious living with a feature ceiling to match

Single Residence, Bellevue Hill Sydney

Architect:            Sydesign Sydney

Year:                    2015

Photography:    Neil Fenlon Photography

Builder:              Technique Build



The Project

Bellevue Hill house is a dwelling of many features, ranging from minimalist to overtly grandiose. The four-story home is seamlessly integrated with the steep slope of the site, where Sydesign has created a truly magnificent example of what modern residential design can achieve.

From the street side, the understated colours of each floor integrate effortlessly, incorporating recession and projection to give each floor its own identity. The interior of the house contains all the staples of a high-end residence, a cinema, sauna and cheese and wine tasting room. The colour palette of the entire property is stunning, using natural tones to give a warm and inviting aesthetic with a modern edge. 

By far the feature which exemplifies the luxurious nature of Bellevue Hill House best is the spectacular curved roof, which features a timber ceiling spanning from the internal living area to the exterior breakout area. This ceiling to soffit transition connects the two areas, creating a sense of unity within the main living areas.



The Woodform Effect

The curved ceiling consists of Woodform Architectural’s Expression Cladding system, using Spotted Gum boards to provide the variability and detail which makes the ceiling a truly unique feature. The boards are coated in Cutek clear oil, ensuring their longevity in both the internal and external areas.

The installers for this project, Technique Build, were especially pleased with how the ceiling turned out. "The finished product with the spotted gum Expression Cladding achieved all the aesthetic objectives of the client and design team to great success. Everyone who has seen the ceiling in the house is completely amazed" said James Deerness, director of Technique Build. 

Deerness and the team at Technique Build were particularly fond of how refined the Expression Cladding system is, stating "The specialized screw fix system made the installation quick and strong.The Expression Cladding is definitely a superior product to other tongue and groove cladding systems out there and would highly recommend it for any timber cladding application."


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