Material palette: Donovan Hill

The finely crafted houses of Donovan Hill employ natural materials with resolute detailing for an aesthetic of easy elegance and warmth.

Johnson Alabaster tiles and Caroma Integra 500
wall basin.

Johnson Alabaster tiles and Caroma Integra 500 wall basin.

Image: Jon Linkins

Johnson Alabaster tiles

These affordable tiles come in a range of sizes. Donovan Hill often uses them tiles in a vertical arrangement. The tiles are seen here at the D House.

Caroma Integra 500 wall basin

Integra is a general-purpose basin featuring an anti-splash rim and hygienic, easy to clean integral trap. The simple, classic design suits most bathrooms.

Wall-mount copper light cowl

Designed by Donovan Hill, this light is intended for outdoor lighting, developing a rich patina over time.

Spotted gum at 6 Neighbour House.

Spotted gum at 6 Neighbour House.

Image: Jon Linkins

Dulux “Chalk USA”

This is a colour that provides warmth and a gentle backdrop to interiors.


Seen here at the D House, this timber is very durable, easy to work with, community cut and withstands harsh environmental conditions.

Spotted gum

Queensland-Government-logged spotted gum is readily available. It is the practice’s preferred hardwood for flooring, carpentry, screens and external timber structures. It is seen here at the 6 Neighbour House.



Published online: 20 Feb 2012
Images: Jon Linkins


Houses, February 2011

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