In 2016, the second oldest hotel in NSW – Picton’s George IV Inn, suffered extensive damage in a devastating flood. Part of the restoration work was the construction of a new boutique/craft beer bar to showcase a range of local brews and provide some lovely views over the temperamental Stonequarry Creek.
Located amongst the vineyards in Mudgee, NSW, the Black Shed was designed to be a small but luxurious part-time residence for visiting family, as well as for an occasional short-stay rental. With a northerly aspect and a view over the property, it enjoys a charming and tranquil setting.We hand-built a simple heavy timber post and beam structure with exposed feature trusses for the main living area to give a rustic and luxurious feel to the interior.
This fantastic home was built by our friends at Viva Living Homes and won multiple awards from the Master Builders Association in 2018. The home is built with a full structural timber frame with raised floor and raked ceilings throughout. We completed almost all the carpentry work on this build from the frame to the roof battens, hardwood fascias, and the spotted gum deck framing.
The brief on this project was to create a major visual feature that would make the main living areas of this home both beautiful and unique. Reclaimed Cypress Pine was chosen for its colour, stability, cost and character. A feature truss set like this is a beautiful and efficient way of adding that fantastic and sought after traditional timber craftsmanship into even the most modern of contemporary houses.