When Jane and Matt outgrew their 1940s cottage, it was time to upgrade and expand. Inspired by an image found on Pinterest, the couple dreamed of an extension that would bring their home into the 21st century. “We didn’t want anything old and boring, we wanted something bold,” says Jane.
Jane and Matt’s original 1940s weatherboard cottage
The brief was simple: modern, clean lines, and plenty of natural light. Nestled on the south side of a hill, the home needed height to capture the northern sun. Using Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding allowed them to build a soaring, steeply pitched roof with expansive windows and large doors that opened onto a decked alfresco area. The home’s bold, modern design and abundant sunshine was everything that Jane and Matt dreamed of.
Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding was chosen not only for its durability, but also for its fine textured finish and contemporary matte look. “The look is so much better than brick and at a lesser price,” says Jane.
Hardie™ Fine Texture Cladding also resists cracking, so Matt and Jane felt free to go bold with a punchy charcoal, Dulux Domino. “We’re just thrilled that a photo on Pinterest has taken us on a journey that has led us to our dream home.” See Matt and Jane’s full story on the JamesHardieAU YouTube channel.
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