Riverstone | Tim Ditchfield Architects

Riverstone | Tim Ditchfield Architects | Photographer: Scott Burrows

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Riverstone | Tim Ditchfield Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Gubbi Gubbi People



Sunshine Coast

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
JD constructions
Scott Burrows
Project summary

Riverstone is a contemporary home designed for a family that splits their time between Europe and Australia. It is an exercise in luxury and sanctuary, celebrating a fantastic site on the Noosa River.

With a verdant mangrove and rainforest backdrop across the river, the design philosophy is about connection to place, a blurring of the inside-outside divide, and bringing the landscape within.

A refined palette of natural materials was brought together to create a calming and relaxed atmosphere. Travertine cladding and limestone floors, with warm white finishes chosen throughout to compliment the tone of the stones. Timber ceilings, upper floors and feature walls offer relief to the hard surfaces of concrete and stone. Externally, horizontal concrete elements dominate the composition. A dark bronze brise-soleil fabricated locally offers privacy and protection from the northern sun, whilst unifying the façade and providing strong contrast to the other materials.

This project approved at arms length, became an instant home once we arrived. The ambience and space is truly peaceful and beautiful. Ditchfield & Co understood the brief of creating a home that nourishes all the senses and embraces our natural surroundings.. The colour scheme and textures create a space for calm just as equally as it does for entertaining. The natural products of stone and wood work in harmony with the grand design. Complimented by the beauty of the Noosa River, spending time here is truly good for the soul.

Project Practice Team

Ben Murray, Architectural Technician
Cecila Amitrano, Designer
Karen Gompleman, Architectural Technician
Oskar Booth, Project Architect
Tim Ditchfield, Design Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Conlon Group, Landscape Consultant
Pivotal Perspective, Town Planner
SCG Engineers, Structural Engineer

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Riverstone | Tim Ditchfield Architects | Photographer: Scott Burrows

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