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out onto the garden and courtyard, it has also created the perfect
“People are surprised that we managed to keep to our budget
but they might not realise how much floor space was reduced
and that we saved here to splurge there,” Carla says. “We
deliberately didn’t include a garage, for example, because it
doesn’t make sense to spend money building a house around the
car when you can invest it back into the finishes and garden.”
Anything that wasn’t used was also recycled or sold, like the
off-cuts of the steel beams, which were on sold to someone for
half of their original purchase price.
Carla and Ben are proud that their savvy waste reduction
philosophy was put into play repeatedly to benefit the brief and
the bottom-line cost of the build.
By essentially completing the unique home in eight months
and within their budget of $250,000, the avid collectors have
disproved the long-held negative (but popular) belief that
creating a building made entirely from recycled materials is
expensive and complicated.
03 A mix ofdesign icons, such as the Isamu Noguchi coffee table, originally created in 1944,
are thrown together with a preloved Chesterfield and mid-century Club chairs that Carla had
re-covered in striking red leather. Ambassador de Buenos Aires custom-made the velvet-covered
blue couch, which bypassed Carla’s ‘nothing new’ test because she knew they would have it forever.
Above the couch hangs an art deco bullfighting poster collected on a visit to Madrid.
04 Carlafell in love with the turquoise pillars, which were found hidden in a salvage yard along with
the rusted cast iron brackets that hold the floating shelves. The open-plan living area was designed
around these and the solid jarrah ceiling beams that were originally from the old Toodyay Bridge.
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