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Shenton Park | Memory lane
Sam Klopper shares his thoughts on the home
he built for his growing family.
What is your favourite feature of the home?
The balu strade to the stairs is a series of
incremen tally smaller timber frames. We hide
little fo un d objects in each of these frames, so
I love this little moment of the house.
What was the inspiration behind the materials
that were selected?
I believe in warm a nd natu ral materials that cha nge
over time an d seaso ns. Each morni ng, I walk down
my stai rs an d see the shadow of the timber lou vres
strea king across the timbe r wall cladding. It’s lovely.
What was the biggest spend on the home?
The off-form con crete wall to the upstairs bedro om
section was a bit of a n indulgen ce. I love the
con trast of this timeless, u n chan ging element
agai nst the timbers arou n d it. The use of the ro ugh,
sawn timber for the form is distinct alongside the
timber in the cladding internally.
Is there anything you would change?
We have two children now and hope for another. In
time, I think we probably need a larger laundry for
the en dless circus of washing that we seem to do.
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06 Expressed grout to the tiling in the wet areas brings
texture and warmth into what can typically be a clinical
space. Celebrating the objects and elements that fill a home,
shelving was also included to further dress up the ensuite.
07 Elongated timber frames form the balustrade to the
stairs, and house little found objects that allow the space
to feel lived in.
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