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two 60m-tall redwoods on his property in preparation for development, Hill was advised that redwood is a stable timber suited to weatherboards – and the idea for the home’s con- struction material was born. “Having created an appro- priate design, I had the trees milled and machined locally, producing all the weather- boards, cappings, facings and mouldings required,” he says. “I then built and landscaped the house over a four-year period.” The finished 407m² home is a showcase for Fowler Homes – a working example of the integrity of build and attention to detail the company employs on all its projects. “Traditional construction techniques were used, such as solid timber bargeboards on all gables, timber sills and hand- housed redwood facings and corner scribe sections,” says Hill. “The entire house is set on a solid concrete plate.” The home’s interior also features old-school building methods. The skillion roof is underbraced in a timber frame- work and rooms are finished in tongue-and-groove boards, evoking a boatshed aesthetic. The layout comprises twin two-level wings, each with four bedrooms, and a large central Facing page: This residence, by Fowler Homes, is designed to withstand the rigours of a seaside environment. Built from a solid timber frame on a concrete block and with a reinforced skillion roof, the home also has laminated windows to cope with onshore winds. Above: The house is protected from sea spray by six coats of a hardy Equus Chevaline water-borne lacquer paint. The decking is in wide-plank hardwood, reminiscent of a wharf.