Taking inspiration from a Metricon Laguna build, we have chosen a neutral colour palette for the exterior of our Hudson.
We would have loved a darker colour for our bricks but to upgrade to the Metallix range would have added a whopping $10,000 to the overall cost. Thanks but no thanks! So we have chosen the “Orpheus” from the Austral Whitsunday range.
- ROOF TILES: Bristile Classic Shingle – Coal
- Gutter, down pipes, fascia, rainwater tanks and windows: Colorbond Monument
- Facade Cladding and Laundry Door: We made another change to the cladding during the contract stage after already modifying the profile from the standard vertical to the horizontal ‘Linea’ weatherboard. We decided the James Hardie ‘Stria’ cladding will better suit the contemporary look we are going for. They will be painted in Dulux – Saudi Sand. The colour looks darker on the screen but I’ve been told it should be 4 times lighter in the sun. Fingers crossed!
- Eaves, external ceiling and James Hardie ‘Matrix’ panels to the balcony off the master will be painted Dulux Mount Buller
- Garage door: Timberlook Caoba
- Front door: Stained in Cabots Rich Walnut
We are in two minds whether to render or clad the portico in stacked stone. I personally prefer the stone but Nick thinks render won’t date as much. If we go my way, I think the European Castle Stone in Chardonnay from Boral will add a certain “je ne sais quoi” to our facade! What do you think?
We decided to go the safe option of render. The colour choice was a hard one to make and we delayed committing to the colour as long as possible. The exterior colour consultant from Metricon suggested matching the render to the same light-coloured cladding but we didn’t want too much of a contrast with the dark brick. We thought a darker render will blend in better but will also give a nice contrast to the facade. I spent a bit of time on Envisage playing with the different colour schemes and we are happy with our selections. So without further ado here’s our render colour – Dulux Mount Eden.