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Claremont | In the Wright place
Warm and welcoming with a
contempora ry edge, Wright’s
home is not only cleverly
designed, it’s also full of f unctionality and
is therefore the perfect abode for him, his
wife, Dani, and sons, Ben and Sebastian.
They have lived in the home for a year
and Tim says when he started the build, it
actually wasn’t meant for his family.
“I originally designed it as a kind of
display home for WrightFeldhusen as part
of our Project Architecture Series. I was
going to build two, another on the block
right next to it,” he says.
There’s a raw and honest feeling
to the home architect Tim Wright
from WrightFeldhusen has
designed for himself, speaking
volumes not just about his design
ethos, but also his personality.
“The idea was to design a home to
much smaller proportions than the often
elaborate builds that we normally do for
“I wanted to show that you could still
use raw and honest materials such as
concrete, rammed earth and wood to make
a beautiful family home on a budget.”
Halfway through the Claremont build,
Tim decided to sell the family’s Cottesloe
home and make this their new address.
“I didn’t really start to look at it
differently when I knew we were going to
live in it,” he says. “I was already happy
01 Clever angling that favours the north side of the house
ensures the home is flooded with light.
02 The staircase is constructed from concrete with European
oak wraps over each step.
03 The living areas flow seamlessly into one another. The jarrah
dining table was made by Tim and his father.
04 The overall result is to prove a comfortable cosy family home
can be created on a budget.
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