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This custom home is positioned perfectly to capture the spectacular surrounding views from every room. The strategic design welcomes natural light throughout and warms the home from the articulated gallery to the master suite. This home has room to move for a growing family, with large living and dining paces complimented by raked ceilings and glazed walls that allow uninterrupted views of the in-ground pool. The home is entered via the timber jetty, which leads to the luxury foyer. This paves the way to the galley and four generous bedrooms. Externally, the dramatic roof that soars above and beyond the walls below, perfectly complements the streetscape and will leave visitors in awe.
This exceptionally designed office facility encapsulates cutting edge finishes and stunning components that take construction methodology to another level. Upon entering the site, the combination of glass and polished concrete are teamed perfectly with the interlaced beams, which collectively create the ideal foundation for the offices. The LED strip lights placed throughout the building are unnoticed during daylight and when evening falls they transform the building into a canvas of changing colours that can be programmed to any sequence. The foyer has a lavish reception and waiting area that is complete with soft wood acoustic walls, feature pendant lights and exposed concrete beams.
A combination of exclusive materials, uncompromising attention to detail and use of traditional building techniques have tastefully renovated and extended this classic home, in compliance with specific heritage overlays and construction challenges. The original bathroom, kitchen, laundry, dining and bedroom have been demolished, making way for a new bathroom, study, laundry under the existing roof, and adding a new kitchen, meals and family area. Rich in tasteful and innovative design features, whilst still retaining the charm of the original period home, the blend from old to new is seamless, with the owners demonstrating a keen understanding and commitment to the importance of using quality materials and workmanship.
As this property displays a heritage overlay, the design has some complexities to combine the satisfying design criteria, along with the integration of the new addition with a requested modern concept. Externally, the home displays a beautiful blend of new reclaimed brickwork adding to the new low- maintenance Colorbond iron cladding. Internally, a fresh new life to the home has been achieved by providing a modern rustic feel with the use of solid materials including concrete and polished timbers, whilst still complementing the original style of the home.
As the clients have a young and expanding family the need for growth and well configured spaces is paramount. Increasing the size of the main living space to include a sitting room, or home office, gave a diversity of options for future use of the space. As the family is growing, the need for an extra bedroom was a high priority, and introducing another two bedrooms into the second storey caters for this need. The small second bedroom and a dysfunctional living and kitchen space, was were transformed to provide a more modern, rustic, family friendly and free-flowing use of living space.
This historic homestead complex comprises two main buildings, a large two- storey brick house, stables and coach house. It is the restoration of the stables into a three-bedroom, one-bathroom family home that forms the basis of this stunning and rare renovation project. South-facing, the building is generally symmetrical in its U-shape, but not in elevation. In the side wings smaller rooms have been created such as a study and laundry. Above the kitchen and open plan living/dining zone a hay loft previously existed, and, while no longer present, the floor level of the loft remains identifiable by the positioning of the original loft beams suspended over the kitchen.
The Elysium is designed for casual coastal lifestyle, flooded with natural light through the north-facing highlight windows and oversized stacker doors. A clever floor plan eliminates any wasted space allowing for generously sized rooms throughout. Featuring three bedrooms, a study with custom built joinery, two generous living areas and a practical kitchen with large walk-in pantry and ample storage. Externally the material blends well in the coastal environment, displaying the use of crisp white render and stained cedar.
From the initial views from the street, it is easy to appreciate the quality craftsmanship and materials incorporated into this four-bedroom dwelling. The front façade combines various materials, which complement the character of the home such as the wrap-around blade wall and striking parapet. Extending from the kitchen are the dining and family areas which then flow out to the generous northerly outdoor entertaining area via high-glass stacker doors encouraging the outdoors inside. With the master bedroom separated nicely away from the other bedrooms to the front of the house, the generous ensuite and huge walk-in wardrobe create a private oasis.
Within moments of entering this contemporary and inviting four-bedroom home, the outstanding quality and attention to detail becomes apparent. The large family room flows through to the expansive outdoor alfresco creating the ideal space for entertaining and family living. The raised roof and highlight windows over the meals and family room, combine to create the impression of opulence which can be enjoyed from the homes automated kitchen and butler’s pantry, that takes pride of place in this unique home. The master suite together with an adjoining ensuite and dressing room boasts floor-to-ceiling fixed glass following the theme of bringing the outside indoors.
Ideal for a narrow block, the H5 design features a light filled open plan living space, plenty of storage, a large master suite with private ensuite and a walk in robe. The contemporary style kitchen is at the heart of the home, overlooking the meals and family area with direct access to the alfresco, allow for extra entertainment space. An additional three bedrooms and double-car garage completes this home, in addition to the garage offering secure internal access directly to the kitchen.
This home represents everything a modern family could need with four spacious bedrooms and an open plan family and entertainment area boasting a contemporary design. Extra quieter entertainment spaces are available in the separate living and study areas. The master bedroom is privately located at the front of the home, featuring an impressive ensuite and walk in robe. Cleverly zoned are the three children’s bedrooms, complete with built in wardrobes and large family bathroom. The home also benefits from two separate alfresco areas.
Ingeniously planned, the Array is a double-storey home that displays all the elements to meet the needs of the modern family. Three further bedrooms on the ground floor complement the superb upstairs master suite with ensuite and walk- in wardrobe. A retreat for kids or guests is also located on the ground floor, away from the upstairs open plan living. Multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces allow for the ultimate entertainer’s delight.
The client’s instructions were very specific: create two small, three-bedroom townhouses from their original block. The exterior of the Colorbond roofing displays a blend of different textured materials and products, which have been finished to a standard that presents a high-quality façade. All bedrooms, open- plan kitchen, living, dining, hallway and laundry have polished concrete flooring, while the wet areas have been finished with a dark-gray tile. The kitchen includes reconstituted stone benchtops and gloss tiled splashbacks. By working closely with the clients, the result has achieved the most cost effective outcome.
The building design has been born from the single-storey version called the Mini, which is one of JM Homes’ Surf Coast’s range of houses. Extra floor space has been added to the original design to accommodate the client’s lifestyle. The property includes three bedrooms, an external alfresco area, double-glazed aluminium windows and bamboo flooring. The open-plan living area and alfresco area boasts an opulent raked ceiling, catering perfectly for the flooding natural light. The home has been designed internally and externally to be as maintenance-free as possible.
The design of this two-storey home has been dictated by the client’s wish to capture the amazing views from the upstairs. The ground floor is angular in design and is ideal for entertaining, boasting a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area leading out to the side alfresco area. Cathedral ceilings add volume to the home. A feature staircase from the living area leads upstairs where the whole area is dedicated to the adults, boasting a large master bedroom with two walk-in robes, ensuite and deck overlooking the water.
This home offers a highly architectural design, complete with all the inclusions requested by the client. The abundance of space is immediately evident with raised ceilings from the entry through to the main living areas, complemented by hi-lite windows, which provide cross-flow ventilation on warmer days. Polished floorboards throughout further enhance the main living areas. The gourmet kitchen incorporates a walk-in pantry and huge island bench facing onto the expansive open-plan meals and living areas. Offering three well-appointed bedrooms, the master includes a full ensuite plus walk-in robe.
The single-storey home has been constructed to a high standard to meet the expectations of the client. The floor plan features three luxury bedrooms, with the third functioning as a beauty salon, complete with its own adjoining sitting room and a study. The clever design has taken into account all the requirements of everyday living, highlighting a spacious kitchen/dining area opening to the large outdoor entertaining space, creating a relaxed atmosphere. There is a sense of space and luxury in the home as polished concrete floors maintain a calming and natural balance against the richness of the timber.
This has become a stunning four-bedroom home complete with three separate living areas, master ensuite with steam room, copious amounts of deck area and a separate double garage with service yard to the rear. The modern kitchen boasts hand crafted joinery with Laminex high-gloss doors, and self-closing finger-pull cupboards and doors. Externally, the home displays exquisite finishes with high-gloss effect Alpolic cladding contrasted by the cedar to the deck areas, Colorbond roofing and an exposed aggregate driveway.
This project involved the full construction of a beach house. The works were undertaken by a negotiated contract with early design phase engagement, enabling the builder to work closely with the architect to refine the buildability of the project. Innovative design features include the construction of disappearing sliding, glazed backsplash panels between the kitchen and scullery, to enable joint food preparation. All doors included fixed shaped and matching panels from door head height to ceiling to avoid jamb heads and architraves.
The entrance foyer to this amazing home is accessed via a timber “jetty” which is positioned above a large pond, which in turn is protected overhead by a flat roof plane, supported by three substantial reclaimed timber posts which extend from the water. The living pavilion to the left of the entry contains vehicle accommodation, a large alfresco dining space, and the main indoor kitchen with a fully functional butler’s pantry linking to the laundry/garage and alfresco area. All walls of the living pavilion contain large expanses of glazing which capture views on all sides. To the right of the entry an articulated “gallery” provides access to four bedrooms, all with expansive views.
Clifftop at Hepburn is a spectacular gateway of uncommon design and unparalleled luxury, a retreat created for sophisticated travellers comprising two bedroom self-contained retreats. Built on the site of an old pine forest, the natural elements of timber flooring and timber paneling work effortlessly against the stark contrast of steel linings, exposed steel beams, expansive glazing and soft furnishings. 15 metres of towering wrap-around glass windows reveal a natural vista. A handcrafted Oblica Over imported French fireplace and stunning charcoal-and-white patterned feature tiling add to the sheer opulence of this project.
The scope of this development required the design and construction of a multi-residential four-unit development to deliver comfortable living for a range of clients. The use of Silvertop Vic Ash cladding with Cutek oil provides a softened grey tone and, together with painted FC sheet and hardwood battens, create an earthy feel that ties into the site’s existing retained trees. The kitchens are the heart of the home, connecting to the living areas and external decks to establish an indoor/outdoor open living area. Each home has three bedrooms, one/two car garages and a private secure entry point to the share driveway to the houses.
Both passive and active principles of sustainability were employed in this beach house project. Double-glazed windows are positioned to allow maximum cross ventilation, but when closed they offer a tight seal, minimising heat loss in winter. The perimeter walls have no gaps greater than 3 millimetres beneath them, requiring special dispensation to exclude sub-floor ventilation. Other inclusions are extensive wall, roof and sub floor insulation, 5 kilowatts of photovoltaic panels connected to the grid with provision for battery backup, and an innovative and voluntary installation of a bushfire sprinkler system that can be remotely activated by mobile phone.
A showpiece of exceptional design, cutting-edge finishes and stunning components, this spectacular office facility is a once-in-a-lifetime build. Taking materials and expertise to their limits, the construction methodology is unique and extreme. The emphasis from start to finish is on quality, and this complex designed structure utilises components to their maximum whilst maintaining a strict budget. The external finishes to the building comprise polished concrete, glass, render, LED strip lighting and some minor feature Corten steel. The foyer has a well-appointed reception and waiting area, and the curtain wall glass façade allows for effortless flow between inside and out creating a stunning outlook.
The redevelopment of the Gellibrand Depot required the transformation of a largely dilapidated and cumbersomely configured site into a highly functioning, safe workspace that can operate at an optimal level during peak fire season periods. Works include the progressive demolition of ten existing structures and the construction of eight buildings, including an office and amenities building, a dangerous-goods shed, a workshop-and-chainsaw shed and a burn-mix trailer shed. The environmental setting and ruggedness of the terrain influenced the overall aesthetics of the build, ensuring a smooth blend between the design and the surrounding environment.
The Ballarat Aquatic Centre facility has been designed to accommodate a 50-metre pool, which incorporates a number of features to highlight its importance to the community. Exposed curved steel rafters, green night lighting, precast concrete fins, and a splash of timber-coloured façade all combine to present a highly pleasing structure. Inside the facility, the pool takes up the bulk of the building footprint, with a plant room, change facilities and administration area to the south. The finishes are designed to be hardwearing and tolerant to the wet, humid and chlorinated environment.