Escarpment House, Hawkesbury River

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Situated overlooking the Hawkesbury River Escarpment House is an inspiring Architectural achievement.

An innovative design, the distinctive structure was recognised in four categories at the 2011 Australian Timber Design Awards, including the coveted Recycled Timber Award.

This masterpiece, crafted by Timothy Moon Architects, showcases a wide range of Kennedy’s recycled timbers including Ironbark (structural posts and beams), Spotted Gum (roof lining) and Blackbutt (flooring and joinery).

The house is comprised of a series of linked timber and stone pavilions, located on the edge of a natural escarpment.

Each pavilion offers an outstanding view whilst interacting with its natural surrounding landscape.

A timber walkway leads over the escarpment along the tree tops to a separate room, which provides breathtaking views over the property and river beyond.

With much of the timber supplied salvaged from the Mackay Sugar Warehouse, this contemporary abode enjoys a unique history embedded in its design.

Located in a natural setting, laden with Kennedy’s recycled timber to complement its environment, Escarpment House provides a retreat rich in detail and character.


2011 Australian Timber Design Award | Best Central Region ACT & NSW
2011 Australian Timber Design Award | Residential Class 1 New Buildings
2011 Australian Timber Design Award | Timber as a Structural Element
Architect | Timothy Moon 2011 Australian Timber Design Award | Recycled Timber


Timothy Moon Architects

Timber Used

Ironbark – structural posts and beams
Spotted Gum – roof lining
Blackbutt – flooring and joinery

Timber Source
Salvaged from Mackay Sugar Warehouse