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Rothbury House


Stibbard Homes


Stibbard Homes


Monier Roofing

Products Used:

Cambridge - Soho Night

Building Contractor:

Monier Roofing Specialist

Photography Credits:

When the owners of this Hunter Valley residence decided to build the house of their dreams they were pretty clear on what they wanted. They wanted a house based on traditional architecture, but with a contemporary feel. To achieve this they melded the traditional styles of French Provincial and New Hampshire architecture with strong natural materials. A granite base was chosen, to ground the house. The façades are rendered brick mixed with weatherboard to add shape and texture.

When it came to the roof It had to be high pitched in the New Hampshire tradition, with different shapes and planes occurring across the roofline. It had to be a dark, grey-black coloured roof that was definitely not corrugated. They really wanted the look of slate but the thin profile would look out of place atop such a strong structure. With the Cambridge roof tile you get the beauty and traditional look of slate, its classic, sleek and sophisticated look, with all the benefits of modern day material and roof tile production.