September 1, 2011

Iron balustrade

One thing we felt was important in our building project was to incorporate lots of hand crafted details. It’s probably also the reason some things are taking a long time!

The verandah balustrade, which wraps around the north and east faces, was always going to be a major and very prominent element of the house. We wanted something that would reflect and complement the natural environment around us.

Working with the guys from Dean WilsonIron, we designed a balustrade with a trailing vine that follows through from one panel to the next.  Incorporating a hammered finish, twisting tendrils and curved leaves, it mimics nicely the vines in the rainforest below the house.

It is both beautiful to look at, and open enough to see through it to the trees and garden beyond. 

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