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Hamlan's clients, who spent years buying, renovating and selling, realised building a custom home was the natural next step to achieving their dream home. The result is a striking modern home that overlooks the Torquay Sands golf course, where they can enjoy the lifestyle they have always wanted for their young family. The modern facade uses a combination of silver top ash cladding, face brickwork, James Hardie Scyon Axon cladding and an aluminium screen to create its striking look. The home was built around some non-negotiables for these clients, including tall ceilings, benches, windows overlooking the golf course, and the three-car garage.
Development Victoria’s vision was to deliver a contemporary office design with high-quality finishes. One of Development Victoria’s objectives was to provide a modern, integrated fit-out to facilitate workplace efficiency. This was achieved by a combination of open-plan design, creating expansive communal and flexible workspaces and integration of high-level technology, promoting agile working, connection and improved productivity. The environment promotes health and wellbeing through its strong connection to timber finishes, lighting and greenery, courtesy of its biophilic design. The project’s completion is a significant milestone for Ballarat. The result is a modern and sustainable workplace that sets a new standard for office accommodation.
The goal for this relocated home of yesteryear was to fully insulate the existing building and modify the floorplan to make better use of the space for the clients’ use, bringing them a new space for family gatherings. The design was extremely functional, keeping the existing footprint and roofline with internal walls strengthened, moved, and modified to make way for a serviceable kitchen, bathroom, ensuite and laundry. The office space now also gives the opportunity for the vineyard’s business duties to be executed efficiently.
The project involved the demolition of the entire rear of the existing 1906 brick house in a heritage overlay area of Ballarat Central, retaining only the front facade and two rooms. A modern extension of three bedrooms, ensuite, bathroom, laundry and mudroom, open-plan kitchen, living, dining, outdoor entertaining and garage was built. The aim was to keep the original heritage charm like ceiling roses, ornamental cornice, and heritage high skirtings to tie in with the bay leadlight windows at the front. This then transitioned to the extension with timber floor flowing through both sections. The extension featured steel and aluminium windows, exposed feature bricks, natural stone benchtops and tiles, square-set plaster ceilings and windows.
Flooded with natural light, the home has three distinct zones. At the front is the parent’s retreat, to the back for the kid’s wing, and at the heart of the home is the open-plan kitchen/meals/living areas. The parent’s zone features a spacious master bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. There is also a formal lounge and a multipurpose space that could be a theatre room or rumpus room. The kitchen features an island bench, a 900mm oven, plus a walk-in pantry. The kid’s wing has a study nook, three bedrooms, the main bathroom, powder room and laundry.
Thornhill 212 is one of the most popular floorplans, which offers a functional, zoned layout that embraces family life while suiting smaller blocks. The home has a secluded master bedroom at the front of the home next to a formal lounge room or parent’s retreat, which can be closed off from the rest of the home. The home opens out to the spacious main living area, which leads to the kid’s wing. The functional kitchen boasts a large walk-in pantry. A generous walk-in linen cupboard in the hallway is another great storage solution.
Being a corner block, it was imperative to present an articulated façade featuring various contemporary ‘low maintenance’ external cladding materials. A central, open tread Blackbutt staircase with black stainless-steel balustrading separates the adults living area and bedroom upstairs from the kid’s bedrooms and rumpus/kid’s retreat downstairs. Reverse living captures the outlook and the prevailing breezes. Other features include stunning polished concrete flooring to the ground level and solid Blackbutt timber flooring to the upper level. Both accentuate the high level of quality finish throughout. Feature spotted gum posts add character and a rustic feel to a modern, cutting-edge coastal home design.
Perfect for growing families, the Newbury 28, featuring the Torquay façade, uses strategically zoned living spaces designed for multi-use comfort in mind. The open-plan kitchen, meals, and living is the home’s central hub, complete with a generous walk-in pantry and plenty of bench space and storage. With four generous bedrooms, including a master suite with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, and three separate living zones, kids retreat, and a lounge to the front, the home is perfect for everyday living and entertaining.
Welcoming busy families who love the buzz of shared, active lives as much as quiet moments, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom Emerson 22 reflects the vibrant yet laid-back lifestyle of those who call it home. Throughout the home, bright and uplifting spaces are filled with natural tones. To the right of the entrance, adults have a spacious master bedroom which lies just beyond a private front lounge, while the three children’s bedrooms are grouped centrally around the main bathroom. Anchored at the rear, the open-plan kitchen and living is zoned with strong, clean lines that allow you to breathe, relax and entertain.
As grand as it is stylish, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom Empire 42 provides easy elegance for multi-generational or evolving families. The spacious kitchen, living and dining basks in natural light, and the breeze enters from the alfresco through large sliding doors. In a home of stunning features, you can’t go past the breathtaking master retreat upstairs, which gives apartment-style living with space to sleep and lounge alongside an ensuite and spacious walk-in wardrobe. Throughout the home, light timber is paired alongside the playful terrazzo look, striking blue accents and textured greys to fuse relaxed, organic elements with vibrant pops of colour.
This contemporary home was designed and built to suit a modest block with a casual lifestyle in mind. Low maintenance and clever use of space were vital. The property consists of four bedrooms, two living zones, luxurious bathrooms, and a north-facing outdoor living area. The open-plan kitchen, meals, and living area are open to the covered pergola, perfect for entertaining. The home’s front elevation is a statement featuring brickwork and a seamlessly integrated garage door. Tall internal doors, square set plasterwork, wall panelling, solid natural timber floors and brass accessories complement the overall design and style.
This three-bedroom home features high-end finishes while remaining functional and liveable. The clients loved metal cladding, render and timber finishes outside, while they requested polished concrete to be used throughout. They also requested a prominent timber feature. The home is warm with plenty of natural light and open outdoor living with wind protection. It features three bedrooms, plus a bedroom-sized study, two bathrooms, a butler’s pantry, an attached three-car garage, an open-plan living and a connection to the master bedroom. The bathrooms feature walk-in showers, and the house boasts hidden doorways, built-in wardrobes or walk-in wardrobes to all bedrooms, climate control floor heating and a wood fire.
The house is centred around a north-eastern courtyard and consists of a pitched north-facing living/kitchen/dining zone, two compact bedroom spaces and one master bedroom zone. The footprint of the dwelling is quite compact but offers generosity of volume in living areas along with extensive glazing throughout. The orientation of the building allows for winter northern solar access and exclusion during the summer months, with access to cooling sea breezes readily available through various operable glazing sections. The home includes Cemintel barestone cladding juxtaposed with shiplap silvertop ash cladding, creating a subdued, recessive palette that works to harmonise with the broader bush/beach context.
A striking modern home that overlooks the Torquay Sands golf course, built to be a haven for the client’s young family. The modern facade uses a combination of silver top ash cladding, face brickwork, James Hardie Scyon Axon cladding and an aluminium screen to create a striking look. The four-bedroom, double-storey home positions the guest bedroom with ensuite on the ground floor, with wine storage built under the stairway, and a study nook in the hallway. The back of the home opens out to the kitchen, living and meals that enjoy views of the golf course and pool. Upstairs is the large master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, lounge, two further bedrooms, playroom and office.
Designed perfectly for a narrow block, upon entering the ground floor, you’ll find a large void filled with natural light and two of the three beautiful bedrooms. Further in is the rumpus room with kitchenette, decked alfresco, laundry and bathroom. A timber staircase leads you to an open living area with raking ceilings, a chef’s kitchen, dining and a rear deck with a barbecue. The master wing features a separate sitting area, deck, large bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and generous ensuite with a free-standing bath. With an emphasis on generating great cross ventilation for sea breezes and maximising the block’s easterly water views and northern light, the living design exceeded the client’s expectations.
Located in the highly sought-after Barwon Heads area, this distinctive project makes the most of the coastal lifestyle. These distinctive homes have incredible street appeal, featuring Japanese burnt timber cladding and a gabled roofline. Built on a 650sq m site with original dwelling, has been transformed into a striking two-townhouse development making the most of the relaxed coastal lifestyle and the lucrative holiday investment. Both townhouses were made up of four bedrooms, two living spaces and were impeccably designed to be secure, quiet, and private while making the utmost of this incredibly central location.
The Lisieux Catholic Primary School project included an extension and addition of a new two-storey learning centre to the existing school building, which seamlessly transitioned from the existing school. The project gave the school eight new classrooms, staff and student facilities, accessible amenities, a dedicated staff room, The Seed Pod (STEAM centre, incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math), two open-plan multipurpose Resource Hub learning areas and two external balconies/decking including external stairs. The external scope of works incorporated landscaped garden beds and edgings, paths, a new artificial sports field including site works, and a new car park.
In January 2019, Kane Constructions and joint venture partner Nicholson Construction (Kane Nicholson) partnered with Development Victoria to deliver the new GovHub offices in Ballarat. The Ballarat GovHub is a low-rise five-storey multi-use office development located in the northern end of Ballarat’s central business district. The workplace includes space for up to 1000 employees, including 600 public sector positions relocated from Melbourne. Key features include five storeys of office space, a glass conservatory, a reconstructed lower hall for multipurpose, a new civic plaza, a minimum 5 Star Green Star design rating for both the base building and fit-out, and two level basement car parking and end-of-trip facilities.