This light-filled home in Canberra allows for the seamless flow of indoor-outdoor living and features NewTechWood’s composite decking boards and castellation cladding.

Seamless indoor outdoor living in Canberra


Architect:Studio 187 (building designer)
Builder:Status Living, High-end residential builders
NewTechWood Supplier:Keksia
Project type:New residential dwelling
LocationCurtin, ACT
Size:House Size:330m2 of house, 860m2 block,90m2 of Castellation cladding, colour Aged Wood and 30m2 of Terrace decking, colour Teak

Once you take a closer look at this striking house in the Canberra suburb of Curtin, it will be less surprising why this high-end property was irresistible to the new owners who had bought it even before it came on to the market. The appetite for outstanding homes with a versatile floor plan is very high in The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) nowadays.

Design Requests

This 4-bedroom home was designed by Studio 187, a Canberra-based boutique design studio that offers both building and interior design services for residential projects. Their service offering spans new homes, knock-down rebuilds, additions, and alterations.

The Builder, Status Living, wanted to create a  modern, luxury home for this 260m2 single-storey build. The single-storey design has meant that the property’s scale fits comfortably in the street without dominating the existing house.

“The house was a knock-down rebuild in an existing suburb. The builder’s design request was to create a modern, light-filled home that was both functional and luxurious, and would appeal to a wide range of buyers”, says Samantha Willimott of Studio 187.

“This has been achieved by creating lots of connection between the living spaces and the outdoors; using a modern colour palette and materials; and incorporating things such as built-in joinery throughout,” Samantha explain, how they achieved a seamless indoor-outdoor living in Canberra.

NewTechWood’s timber- look castellation cladding and Terrace range of decking have embedded perfectly into that connection.

 NewTechWood – A Perfect Fit for Indoor-Outdoor Living

“It was always envisaged that a castellated cladding would be used on the exterior. Both timber and composite products were considered. However, given the large quantity of cladding to be used, we were drawn to the ultra-low-maintenance benefits of the composite. There is a large garage door with cladding on the front, and the weight restrictions for that led us to use NewTechwood,” Samantha continues.

“We were also drawn to the ‘Aged Wood’ colour — it offered a brilliant combination of looking modern, yet fitting well within the established surroundings. We also liked that the colour was a bit unique. “

Samantha says that the cladding was a real standout on the property, and Terrace decking in Teak perfectly blended in. Many buyers were surprised it was not natural timber and the fact that it required next-to-no maintenance was a real drawing card for them.

Matthew Bellingham, Director of Status Living, has also shared his impressions on using NewTechWood:

“We wanted a good-looking, pre-finished castellated cladding, and NewTechWood met these requirements. It was a very easy-to-use system, with little movement compared to other manufactured wood-like products. NewTechWood also offers a good range of colour options and accessories.

Home Breaks Sales Record

Although this property was built as a spec home (designed to have broad market appeal by meeting the needs of the typical buyer profile in the area), this high-end residential build has easily broken the suburb record with a $2.7 million sale, beating the previous record by $200.000.

This home is a splendid example that using premium quality building materials, the quality of finishes, as well as high-end design and building services can enhance the value of your property.”

 Key Features

Some key features of this home include:

  • A highly-functional floor plan.
  • A wealth of natural light seeping into the open-plan living and dining areas.
  • A seamless flow of indoor-outdoor living space.
  • High-quality fixtures and fittings.


As a result, the new owners are in love with this precious asset.

Looking to Use NewTechWood to Create a Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Living Area?

If you’re considering the use of high-quality composite timber products with a 25-year warranty for your new building project, contact us for a free quote. Alternatively, you can find your local supplier.

Our experienced team will help you make your decking, cladding or screening project happen.


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