Thames House

Thames House

Here are a few images of a coastal project currently under construction. The use of weathered rustic doors, timber panelling, wide cypress decking boards, cement weatherboards and colorbond cladding helps us to walk the fine line between traditional & contemporary. This project shows just how much freedom ‘Custom Design’ offers the individual to create their own ‘Dream Home’ – something those main stream builders just can’t do!

The owner’s brief for the exterior of the home was ‘Modern Queenslander’ and with 2 street frontages and a considerable amount of site slope this was a challenge. We worked closely within council limits, followed the contours to minimise site cuts / fills, designed comfortable driveway access, a detached 2+ car garage, huge living / kitchen / meals area, zoned master wing, generous northern decks, lots of verandahs & a grand entry. It’s great to see this ‘Modern Queenslander unfold and it is set to be an awesome one off gem which reflects the owner’s unique style and vision – I can’t wait to see how it all comes together.

Ocean View Cottage

Ocean View Cottage

Here’s the first iteration of a design for a cottage by the sea. A charming 3 bedroom home with a focus on style, efficiency & views towards the front of the site (in this case the water). Although this home features a compact living space, this is offset by the high cathedral ceiling in the living room and the openness of the living / kitchen / meals area which all looks out towards the views. Downstairs we have the master bedroom which also features a peaked ceiling. A 2 way bathroom off this area has been included as a cost saving measure together with the euro style laundry off the hall. Further cost savings can be made by way of staging the build, with a future bathroom upstairs which is adjacent to 2 more bedrooms and an optional deck off the back of the living space. An attached garage has also been included, which can be easily modified to become a 2 car garage.

Hamptons-Style House Design

Hamptons-Style House Design

Here are a few pictures of a home we designed recently, constructed on the Mornington Peninsula – the quintessential Storybook Hamptons-Style House Design. This home was designed to reflect the clients budget, living requirements and site constraints, and the owner’s did an excellent job at bringing the whole Hampton’s Look together. Here’s an extract from the realestate listing…

HAMPTONS-STYLE HOUSE DESIGN & GRANDEUR

Brand new luxury living with an intoxicating fusion of Hamptons and coastal architecture, this show stopping 4 bedroom home with glistening swimming pool redefines the wow factor. Between soaring cathedral ceilings and light timber floors, the central living area will truly take your breath away with walls of sash windows overlooking the tiled azure pool and stone-mounted Jetmaster fireplace, while the expansive open layout flows into the epicurean kitchen with Carrara marble counters, Miele appliances (including dual ovens) and butlers pantry.

Swing open the French doors and paradise awaits beside the solar-heated swimming pool with a zen-like covered alfresco patio and deluxe poolhouse for the ultimate in outdoor entertaining. As though lifted from the spread of a designer-living magazine, the grand master bedroom enchants with a wall of windows framing the pool, along with a lavish dressing room and superior ensuite with freestanding Apaiser stone bath, while upstairs a 2nd enormous living room with pitched ceilings and porthole window interconnects with 2 spacious bedrooms and a stunning family bathroom.

Boasting the highest-quality finishes throughout, this sundrenched Hamptons-style haven with bay glimpses includes a large study/4th bedroom, study nook, built-in bench seating, poolhouse, hydronic heating, Daiken split-systems x 4, ducted vacuum, security and intercom system and a 4 car remote garage behind electronic gated entry.

What an awesome Hamptons Home this is and it has recently sold for a pretty penny too thanks to the creativity & great working relationship between Storybook & our clients – well done …