Clovelly House

the project

Situated less than 50m from Clovelly Beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Clovelly House is a beautiful 4 storey home featuring aged spotted gum reminiscent of the hardwood boats in the bay. Clovelly House won MBA awards in both New Homes and Best Use of Timber categories in 2014, and was featured in Green Magazine issue no. 49.


Farnan Findlay Architects


2014 MBA Excellence in Housing Award Winner best use of timber
2014 MBA Excellence in Housing Award Winner Joint Winner contract homes


This striking four level corner residence made extensive use of timber throughout. Horizontal spotted gum battens were used to line all external walls. Supplied by Woodform Architectural, the cladding was ‘expression cladding’ with a Sorrento profile, spotted gum, 138 x 19mm, concealed fixed, end matched and pre-oiled in Cutek CD50 oil. The judges said the timber effect created a stunning winner.

This project commenced with difficulties including the illness of the architect meaning the internal detailing had not been completed. The client asked the builder if he could provide the details to which he agreed. From this initial setback, the builder has completed all the works required by the client and has produced this stunning entry of a new four level residence with concrete and timber framed floors, reverse brick veneer walls with external spotted gum timber cladding, hardwood and off-form concrete floors. The judges said as with Join Constructions’ previous entries, all trade finishes were superbly executed to great effect. An excellent job