ST KILDA WEST RESIDENCEContemporary Exterior, Melbourne

Inspiration for a large contemporary two-storey grey exterior in Melbourne with a flat roof and metal siding. —  Houzz
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danidesign94danidesign94 wrote:25February,2017
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    4 years ago

    Hi Dani,

    Its a zinc shingle - there are a number of suppliers you can use.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Georgia Madden added this to Best of the Week: 28 Amazing Australian Homes14 August 2019

26. Location: St Kilda, VictoriaDesigner: Ewert LeafFeatures: Dark zinc shingle cladding and protruding window frames.

Gabrielle Chariton added this to Beyond Brick and Plasterboard: Alternative Materials for Walls20 November 2018

Oversize diamond-shaped zinc shingles were used to great effect on the rear extension of this home in Melbourne’s St Kilda West. Their futuristic styling lends an element of sophistication to the exterior, contrasting with the red brick of the original home. Good to know:Little maintenance is required (a quick wash and it’s good as new).Some metals, such as zinc, will develop a patina over time.Some manufacturers offer products made from recycled metals.Metal is waterproof and requires no further finishing once installed.

Rebecca Gross added this to 5 Ways to Make Your Exterior Look Incredible With Cladding20 February 2018

Zinc can come in the form of shingles or tiles, like in this house with diamond-shaped zinc cladding.5 Exterior Metal Cladding Types for a Flash Facade

Joanna Tovia added this to Best of the Week: 19 Standout Home Extensions4 January 2018

3. Location: St Kilda West, VictoriaWhy we love it: That zinc shingle cladding won us over instantly…

Louise O'Bryan added this to Stickybeak of the Week: Elegant Metallics Glam Up a Period Home14 September 2017

One of the main challenges for the architects was connecting the new and the old parts of the property. The owners and architects alike were determined not to accept a conservative solution that continued the aesthetics of the existing dwelling and failed to bring any drama or impact. Both areas had to retain a sense of individual character while working together to balance each other. As a result, old-style metal shingle tiles were used on the new extension to create a clean delineation between old and new, while still being sympathetic to the surrounding neighbourhood character.

Rebecca Gross added this to The Layered Effect: The Beauty of Shingle Cladding31 July 2017

The exterior facade of this Melbourne house is clad with dark zinc shingles. They have the deceptive appearance of paper-thin fish scales, while recessed windows reveal the greater depth of the wall.Tell usDo you think shingles are a good choice for a modern home? Tell us in the Comments section below. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to like, bookmark or share this story. Join the conversation. MoreRead more building stories

What Houzzers are commenting on:

rosemonde added this to Exterior Fabric29 April 2021

Interesting pattern of cladding

vicfreir added this to 2021 Garage Conversation19 January 2021

Diamond patten finish and pergola

Abbey Farrell added this to My ideas14 August 2020

Like this idea but not sure about it being sea side.

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