Vikki’s Place, Wickham

This new home project on a backstreet in semi-industrial Wickham embraces the rich and raw qualities of an exposed finish. We were delighted to be selected to work on this project with Warren Haasnoot of Curious Practice Architecture, whose briefing to us was to express and celebrate all materials in their most raw form.

White blocks, zinc cladding and recycled hardwood battens feature externally, helping Vikki’s place settle into its surroundings naturally. Inside, there’s no paint or plasterboard in sight, with a raw finish of FC sheeting, and plywood linings on walls, ceilings and some floors. Exposed beams, services and copper pipework – carefully fabricated on site – showcase the skills of all trades involved through a clever design that is adaptable and progressive.

A celebration of design.

Photography by Katherine Lu
Project Type:
Home builds
Warren Haasnoot – Curious Practice
Architectural designed house + studio
Award-winning brickwork
Ply, FC and copper internal features

"We have received numerous compliments from locals regarding the professionalism and skill of the Built by Eli team both during the build and following the completion of our home. Eli and his team took the design and made it a reality. Each day my family wonders at the beauty of our home. For this we will always be grateful."

Rosemary Rundell Lambton

"Our faith in Eli and his team was not misplaced. The experience was made all the better by his friendly, trust worthy and accommodating manner."

Stuart and Tina Hamilton South

"Eli and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with from the very beginning of the building process right up to completion. Jan and I are delighted with the impressive result that Eli and his team helped us to achieve."

Steve and Jan Curran Swansea Heads

"Eli was, at all times, honest, reliable and communicative to ensure the best outcome for the job at hand. It has been a pleasure to have worked with someone who has such a passion to build to the standard he has."

Director Newpave Asphalt Pty Ltd

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