Iron Ash cladding from Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) was specified for a new residence in Bondi to meet the design brief and the architect’s vision. Designed by SSD Studio, Shifted House is a semi-detached post war home built in 2019 to accommodate two families together or independently as a beachside sanctuary.

The brief called for the home to welcome light and breezes to the centre of the home for passive cooling in summer. SSD Studio, which was responsible for making this build come to life, explained: “The home is light and airy, capable of accommodating several families. The material palette is intentionally simple to reinforce the feeling of an urban sanctuary with natural materials specifically for warmth and character.”

Timber was used throughout the space to promote the sustainable principles of the brief, with the warmth of the timber balancing the striking white walls.

Iron Ash cladding was used to act as a gateway between the inside and out. “Not only does Iron Ash look amazing, the carpenters loved working with it,” says Sophie, architect and interior designer at SSD Studio.

Iron Ash cladding contains water based additives deep inside the core of GOODWOOD Victorian ash, and is ideal for external use. Treated to H3 classification, the cladding can be used in partnership with GOODWOOD to create a continuous flow of design.

Photographer: Simon Whitbread