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Making the most of its location and natural surrounds, this home is perfectly designed to the client’s lifestyle. It is constructed of recycled bricks, featured both outside and inside the home. The kitchen finishes include marble benchtops and glass-lined joinery complementing the Art Deco recycled doors, marrying two eras in a sympathetic manner. The main bathroom features a freestanding bath with an unsurpassed view. The intricate tiled floor offsets the simple open timber shelves that serve as a vanity unit. The bedroom is simple and lets the view be the centre of attention.
Completed to the highest level of accuracy, and within a short timeframe, this extensive project required the coordination of trades to provide the complex fire-safety, data and electrical requirements and services. Both buildings had to meet the same deadline, so management and correct implementation of the design was of the upmost importance. Newhaven College’s Senior Learning Centre and Specialist Facility comprises of two separate buildings each with specialised uses including laboratories and art rooms, and casual spaces for staff and students to enjoy. The contemporary exterior is a project highlight with the facade made off-site. The interior of each building features spacious and light-filled areas that will provide students with state-of-the-art functionality and comfortable, contemporary styling.
Aimed to make entertaining simple, the clients’ brief was to build a warm and comfortable outdoor living area, with varied textures creating a ‘barn-with-charm’ theme. The open space has the option of year-round entertaining by having bi-fold doors to separate the two areas. This area has everything needed to accommodate family and friends, including a spa. The design was drawn by Goriuk Designs with help by the client to get the best possible result for the required area. The execution of the design has been made with the highest-quality materials, fixtures, fittings and appliances. The outdoor area has a great connection with interior of the home and the space has been well used since its completion.
Delivering a contemporary style suited to the location and orientation, this award-winning display home subscribes to the ethos of quality, affordability and sustainability. Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a rumpus room with generous open-plan living, dining and kitchen. Through the thoughtful use of solar passive-design principles, the home offers cross-flow ventilation and the ability to zone areas, reducing the need for heating and cooling. Sustainable materials were used where possible creating minimal long-term maintenance. Beach House Constructions also strive to achieve a connection between the inside of the home and its natural surrounds.
The Tulloch 22 is the perfect home to accommodate young professionals or growing families. It fits a 14m wide block, which is perfect for those budget conscious buyers. The home is packed with all the required essentials for a busy lifestyle. Incorporating four bedrooms, three living zones, and an outdoor room, it offers buyers a wide frontage enabling interest in the façade and surrounding landscaping. The home features a Luxe façade, modern in appearance, with the entry portico helping to define the access to the home. The play of feature aluminium windows further enhances the look of the façade.
The Delta 22 is one of our most popular designs in the Metricon ‘Freedom’ range. Designed to accommodate deep blocks, the home is aimed at budget conscious buyers, young professionals or young families, looking for more home for less. The home features the striking Ascent façade with a bold and dramatic roofline, feature tiling, horizontal cladding to create a dynamic appearance and to deliver energy efficiency in hot summers. The coastal theme used is based on a more rustic approach to seaside interiors, celebrating the qualities of a sand-swept beach shack. The colour scheme reflects soothing neutral sands, sun-bleached shades of grey, sea greens and pearlescent hues. Weathered timbers and rusted metals are used to create an industrial, nautical feel combined with driftwood inspired accessories and light distressed timbers.
The Fortitude 32 is a large, single-story home perfectly suited to the growing family. Accommodating a wide frontage, the home offers a great sense of space and flow. The home features thoughtful touches and inclusions throughout, highlighting the quality of construction. A standout feature of the home is the kitchen, which is centrally located. It includes a large butler’s pantry and additional storage options. It is an entertainer’s dream, with a stunning view from kitchen over the dining, family and outdoor room. Enhanced by the flexibility of the design, the outdoor room enjoys large, smartly-designed stacker doors. The rumpus room is increasingly becoming the must-have item in modern homes. Suitably located to the rear of the Fortitude, it works well by providing direct access to the outdoor room.
Overlooking tranquil fields and mountains, this house followed the clients’ brief was for a contemporary home with clean, flowing lines where they could entertain family and friends. From the street, the house makes an impact with its shadow lines forming a seamless pattern. The muted colour palette allows each type of cladding used in the façade to shine. The home’s floor plan is open and presents beautiful light-filled spaces with plenty of opportunity for cross-ventilation. Luxurious touches include a state-of-the-art, completely soundproof home cinema. The outdoor entertaining area is beautifully decked with solar lights overlooking a Japanese-inspired garden.
Presenting space and quality, this five-bedroom home offers a separate lounge room, large rumpus room and generous casual living opening to a beautiful outdoor entertaining area and lap pool. With all living orientated directly to the north, the home is designed to be efficient as well as low-maintenance. The modern kitchen incorporates a massive walk-in pantry and huge island bench facing the open-plan dining area. A well-appointed master bedroom includes a full ensuite with the shower incorporating a steam room, plus walk-in robe. The other bedrooms are privately located. The external front façade has a rendered finish and gives the home a sleek, contemporary look to create maximum visual impact and street appeal.
Built on the edge of surrounding farmland, this home followed the clients’ brief for a private space with a rural feel, while offering room for entertaining family and friends. The home’s façade includes brick veneer with Rylock double- glazed windows and sliding doors. Inside, plasterboard ceilings have been square- set to the living areas, giving a modern and fresh feel throughout. There is a generous and free-flowing kitchen with butler’s pantry and a dining room sitting up to sixteen people. A separate formal lounge and theatre room complete the living spaces. The bathroom and ensuite have full-height, tiled walls, frameless shower screens and the expansive laundry area offers generous storage options.
Fine-tuning every detail in a meticulous manner, Allchin Builders, known for its modern aesthetic, created this home with minimal wasted space and generous storage options. The home required a large amount of external and internal detailing. Offering simple lines with open and intriguing rooms for everyone to enjoy, the home is designed to capture panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. An alfresco entertaining area is located on the eastern side, allowing unobstructed solar gains to the internal living spaces. There is an oversized garage with ample storage space to accommodate the clients’ passion for bicycles.
Offering seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor living, this home uses light-filled spaces to achieve stunning aesthetics and functionality of the living and workspaces. A 4-metre-high glass window along the northern face in the main living area, incorporating clerestory glazing over the alfresco area, allows light to stream into the dining and kitchen space and is a key feature of the home. The focus on the design was to create a low-maintenance home and garden that could be zoned, so the owner could essentially live comfortably in the main living and bedroom, and when guests arrive the other wings could be opened to cater for them.
This unusual home, located on an acreage plot overlooking the hinterland to Bass Strait, consists of three interconnected pods that have been designed to provide a flexible living space that doubles as a work space for the owners. Constructed of recycled bricks and slightly elevated to maximise the vistas, the home sits strongly in its environment. Each pod serves a unique purpose. The main pod is used for everyday living, the southern pod houses a master suite and the northern pod is used for work and as guest accommodation. The key feature throughout the design is the exposed trusses, which were adapted from an original historical truss design. One external wall incorporates the truss into the window design. The timber floors throughout are constructed from Sydney blue gum, and recycled timber in the bathrooms add warmth and age to a new build.
Designed to make a commanding statement on the one-acre allotment, this home offers an impressive street presence with its stone cladding and shingle roof. The dramatic formal entrance to the home is created with a vaulted entry, with feature wrought-iron gates to the porch and sides. Double-wrought iron doors lead into the formal lounge providing a view to Mt Baw Baw through vaulted 4 by 6.6 metre windows. The floor plan places the master suite in the west of the home with the remaining three-bedroom accommodation located separately to provide significant and private accommodation for the client's adult children, including an ensuite to each bedroom. Outdoor living was a focus of the design, with a large patio under the roofline, taking advantage of the northern aspect of the living areas and incorporating a gas fire pit central to the entertainment area.
Designed to maximise a generous allotment and ensuring each unit had its own street frontage, the modern styling of this semi-detached development, with Federation and Georgian-inspired touches to its facade, provides elegant and sophisticated living. Each unit varies in size, ranging from a substantial four bedrooms with two living areas, to two bedrooms with two living areas. Each unit has its own outdoor living spaces. The design of unit 1 ensured that views of the Strzelecki Ranges were captured, both internally and from the large verandah which includes the living and lounge areas.
The apartments were designed as holiday accommodation in a natural bush setting of Wilsons Promontory. It sits at the base of Mount Oberon and within the Tidal River precinct whilst overlooking a beautiful part of the national park. Just a short walk from the beach, the home features roofing of specialist-grade, colorbond ultra steel, suited to more demanding environments, like those by the sea. The bathroom walls are clad from floor to ceiling in Lamipanel to create a sleek, modern finish and facilitate ease of cleaning. The design of the six units includes a linkway between each two, to enable dual occupation if required, or closing-off for complete privacy.
Incorporating renewable energy power sources by Gippsland Solar illustrates Mod House's commitment to innovation, supporting and fostering new green technology in the design of this sustainable home. This home features a 4kW solar power system with grid connection. The home also offers low-energy LED lighting throughout. There is a wood-fire heater in the living room for atmosphere and comfort. Cooling is via reversible ceiling fans installed throughout the home, which circulates air in summer and draw heat down during winter. The home features well-positioned flyscreened windows and doors to aid cross ventilation. Internal blinds reduce heat gain from the west. Water conservation is also highlighted with rainwater tanks fully plumbed to the home and garden taps, which ensures the home occupants are always water self-sufficient.
This three-bedroom, single-story home is visually impressive and offers quality materials throughout. Situated in the Cape Eco Community, where a minimum 7.5- star sustainability rating is mandatory for all homes, the design is a collaboration among the designer, builder and energy rating professionals to create a range of homes which achieve optimal energy efficiency and achieve ‘CORE’ an acronym for “carbon-positive” “zero-waste” “recycled” and “economical”. The home features generous living areas, light-filled spaces and a functional layout with plenty of storage throughout, and a separate garage.
The Latrobe Regional Gallery is one of the largest galleries in Eastern Victoria. This refurbishment was undertaken with a fixed deadline and was completed within an extremely tight time frame. The works included the demolition and removal of the existing facade and ceilings, and the creation of new window and door openings. Features of the gallery include a new timber-lined entry, solid timber reception counter, floor-to-ceiling glass sliding and stacking doors to the cafe, solid timber display shelving, newly polished timber floors to the galleries and an intricate suspended ceiling. This ceiling not only looks like it’s part of an exhibition but also adds acoustic baffling to the gallery. The first major art exhibition was opened on time and in a beautifully crafted art gallery, with many of the spaces fitted out to an international museum standard.
Consisting of eight general-purpose classrooms designed in the manner of a modern, open- plan collaborative learning space and an administration and staff work area, the Yarram Primary School has become a prized asset for education in the area and will become a much-loved learning space for generations to come. TS Constructions managed the entire project from start to finish. Demolition, including removal of asbestos, site works to level the site, construction and finishing of the buildings and final landscaping and civil works were completed in a safe and effective manner. The site was meticulously managed ensuring all students, teachers, visitors and tradespeople were appropriately protected and that impacts on the environment were minimised.
Newhaven College’s Senior Learning Centre and Specialist Facility is composed of two separate buildings. The Senior Learning Centre features classrooms, common and locker areas, a senior student lounge, lecture theatres, a lift and outdoor student areas at the front and the back of the new building. The specialist facility features science laboratories and classrooms including an arts room, makers room, storage facilities staff rooms and special breakout areas. Each building was constructed of steel with angled tilt panels to the base, Equitone cladding, and metal facade to fascias. Metal louvers were also used at the front facade of both buildings. These were designed for both aesthetic and shade purposes and are an outstanding feature. They were produced off-site and assembled within a millimetre’s tolerance on site.