Nonpareil House



The Elegant Fortress in which this project has affectionately been named by its neighbours, is and will forever be, a testament to the passion, resilience and craftsmanship of the Evolving Construction team. From its rooftop patio looking out onto the pristine beauty of Broken Bay, to its grey Ironbark timber cladding which has been saw and wire brushed to enhance its natural beauty, every element of this magnificent home has been crafted with thought and care.

As you approach the house, its stepped roofs incorporating crisp straight lines standout immediately. The detailing of the Sho Sugi Ban charred timber against its recessed highlight windows presents a level of class and character rarely seen.

Walking through the beautifully appointed native landscaped entrance, your eyes are drawn to the timber staircase and charred timber entrance gate beyond. The moment the oversized gate swings open, you are enticed into a magnificent courtyard, inviting you to come in and enjoy this remarkable home. The walls of the courtyard, lined in both charred and sawn timber, tower over you and make you feel protected and embraced. From the secret fixed cladding boards, perfectly aligned decking and screws, large sliding doors that disappear into wall cavities and the huge single pane glass windows providing light and sight throughout the home – the craftsmanship is evident in every finish.

Once inside you are presented with extremely detailed sawn French Oak flooring with its hand applied stains highlighting its sawn texture which are unique and one of a kind. From here the internal spaces are a treasure trove of beautifully appointed bedrooms, floor to ceiling stone tiled bathrooms, 3m to 7m high ceilings perfectly plastered and painted offering volume and light and the oversized glazing walls that provide views of the ocean, bush and Green Point Creek which meanders through the property.

To bring focus to a singular material installation or intricate detail would dilute the magnitude of the high end finishes and intricacies throughout this home. Such as the leathered granite bench tops in the kitchen, butlers pantry, bathrooms and laundry. The charred timber fireplace with matching charred timber screening on all external decks. The magnificent French Oak timber flooring, the striking skylight over the two story kitchen void or the three-story timber staircase that wraps effortlessly throughout the three levels. The truth is that every room, every space and every material throughout this amazingly appointed home has been installed with passion and precision. The entire home oozes class, sophistication and elegance while standing strong and dominant.

Evolving Construction has worked through extreme hardships on this project including a worldwide pandemic, an overseas client with limited physical presence, the unfortunate resignation of the architect, a very tight budget, material shortages, extreme material cost escalations, construction site shutdowns, and national and international lockdowns just to name a few. This project has tested the absolute fabric of Evolving Construction. We have collectively risen to the challenge and not only overcome but succeeded to complete what we believe to be one of the most well constructed, finely detailed homes in Australia if not the world. We at Evolving Construction are proud of our success in conquering these obstacles and delivering something truly special.



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