Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones
Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones

Why award-winning North Coast home caught judge’s eye

A TWEED home has received a design accolade in 2020 Dulux Colour Awards.

The project by Vokes and Peters called, Casuarina House, a new family home in a coastal subdivision won the 'single residential exterior' category at the 34th industry awards.

 

Casuarina House by Vokes & Peters won the 'SINGLE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR' category in 2020 Dulux Colour Awards. Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones
Casuarina House by Vokes & Peters won the 'SINGLE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR' category in 2020 Dulux Colour Awards. Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones

 

The awards recognise cutting-edge and creative use of colour across six categories in architecture and design

The Casuarina home was the last lot to be developed in a quiet cul-de-sac, located a few streets back from the ocean.

 

Casuarina House by Vokes & Peters won the 'SINGLE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR' category in 2020 Dulux Colour Awards. Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones
Casuarina House by Vokes & Peters won the 'SINGLE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR' category in 2020 Dulux Colour Awards. Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones

 

Judges complemented the building's promotion of an outdoor lifestyle and simplicity.

 

Casuarina House by Vokes & Peters won the 'SINGLE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR' category in 2020 Dulux Colour Awards. Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones
Casuarina House by Vokes & Peters won the 'SINGLE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR' category in 2020 Dulux Colour Awards. Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones

 

They also wrote the "Capsicum Red-painted external timbers and the sandy brickwork and masonry elements are perfectly balanced and contrast strikingly with the native foliage".

 

Casuarina House by Vokes & Peters won the 'SINGLE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR' category in 2020 Dulux Colour Awards. Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones
Casuarina House by Vokes & Peters won the 'SINGLE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR' category in 2020 Dulux Colour Awards. Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones

 

In the direct sun, the red paintwork is bright and defiantly modern, in shadow, the same colour appears deep and moody, almost black.