With an elevated site they’d had for many years overlooking beautiful Cockburn Sound in Coogee, owners Frances and Kevin Bucat finally set out to build their dream home – and of course like all dream homes it had to incorporate all the finishes and details they’d always imagined, which for Frances was an abundance of stunning lead light windows.
Over the years Glass Artist Kim Fitzpatrick and his team at Tradition Stained Glass in Perth have built an uncompromised reputation as experts in their field, having worked on many public buildings and churches undertaking delicate restoration work on existing windows and also creating new and beautiful glass art, such as a recent installation at Parliament House in Perth. However, an area of great pleasure for Kim is working with home-owners to create something uniquely beautiful for their home, and this project in Coogee saw TSG completing a varied range of glass artworks that combined together to add elegance and character to this stunning new home.
Working with the Bucats TSG custom designed and created a number of traditional style lead-light panels for both doors and walls throughout the home, including three incredible 3 meter high panels that are a spectacular feature of both the front façade of the home and the formal lounge room.
At the rear of the home, TSG have created unique contemporary fused glass artworks to embellish the area around the pool. The technique used in creation renders the panels nearly unbreakable and the largest panel mounted above the pool has been installed on a lightbox for stunning effect, adding a beautiful ambient light to the courtyard.
Most cherished by Frances is a beautiful hand painted window installed on a curved internal wall to her sewing room. Designed and painted by Kim himself in vibrant colours with stunning detail, the window represents a scene from France’s childhood growing up in rural (NSW??)and is sure to be a treasured piece of family history for future generations.
See more of TSG’s extensive range of glass art on their website: www.artglass.com.au
Gallery & Studio
Unit 10, 6 McNeece Place
O’Connor, WA, 6163
Ph 08 9430 4707