Cedar Brush Creek House

Cedar Brush Creek House

‘Darkinjung Country’

〰 125 m2

2 Bedrooms + 2.5 Bathrooms

A linear Flame Zone design that sits gently nestled along the sloping contours of the densely forested site


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The Site

Cedar Brush Creek sits within the Central Coast Region of New South Wales. The site lies in a valley and is densely forested in every direction – a true tree lovers retreat.

The Design

The linear design, which sits gently nestled along the sloping contours of the site, is oriented to the northeast. This alignment allows for pleasing views down the slope and provides effective solar orientation.

A central living area opens out onto the deck, maximising indoor-outdoor living opportunities and enhancing connections with nature. Sitting alongside the deck is a large sunken outdoor area with a fireplace to make the most of the serene surroundings on cooler evenings.


The linear floorplan maximises the privacy of the occupants with bedrooms located at each end of the home.

Comprising 1 bedroom, study, living dining kitchen, walk-in pantry, master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, laundry and ample decking space with multiple breakout areas.


A site nestled in amongst the trees is not without its challenges, the closeness of the forest meant that the external materials selection had to be appropriate for a Flame Zone Bushfire Attack Level.

Black Fire Crunch vertical groove external cladding provides a simple linear pattern, with rich timber accents in select areas providing warmth. View FireCrunch’s ability to withstand 1200-degree fire testing here. 

Flame Zone Features

FireCrunch K-Wall Passive Fire Cladding was used externally and painted black, providing a simple linear pattern and the FZ protection required.

The lighter James Hardie HardieDeck was also used as wall cladding within the courtyard to provide contrast and tonal relief against the black cladding. Bushfire Control Warrior Motorised shutters protect the windows and can be mobilised with the flick of a switch.

The courtyard is surrounded with protective mesh, preventing embers from landing in internal corners if the house is under ember attack.

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