House of Cupboards

When Sunny Wilder (architect) and Nicholas Coyle (furniture designer/maker) moved their thriving timber furniture making business from Melbourne to Pambula, on the far south coast of NSW, they wanted to build a house that combined their skills and included a lot of storage. ‘We have always liked the idea of prefabricated houses, but have seen that they are limited by their size and scale if they are the type that arrive fully finished on the back of a truck. Most prefabricated houses of this type also require easy site access and crane hire, which is not always suitable for tight urban spaces or remote areas. And prefabricated houses usually lack the timber detailing, warmth and individuality of an architecturally designed house’, says Sunny.