Superb street appeal and quite breathtaking upon entrance! This family beach residence is sure to impress the discerning buyer wanting a nearly new home. Offering a wonderful beach lifestyle, this classic home sits on a 715m2 parcel that backs onto the beachside boardwalk, with direct access to the pristine beaches of Casuarina.
Upon entry you are welcomed by 2.7m ceilings with square designer mouldings reminiscent of the classic Hampton homes. Burnt Oak timber flooring throughout and bespoke carpentry in every room of this luxurious home complete the look. Many fittings and finishes were imported when not locally available. No expense was spared on this home!
The heart of the home is undoubtedly the kitchen with double french doors that open our to the “Boathouse”, a covered alfresco entertaining area adjacent to the Enviro-swim freshwater swimming pool. With two living rooms and a study or fifth bedroom, the downstairs floorplan is well planned for intimate spaces or can stretch to accommodate a crowd with ease.
The upstairs bedroom wing has magnificent raked ceilings,two private balconies, exquisite bathrooms and again the bespoke cabinetry continues even through the master walk in robe. This is a sumptuous, private and elegant sleeping area.
This beach residence will not disappoint those wanting an casual beach elegance, finished with immaculate taste.
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.
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 …
Situated in the stunning and ever popular Mornington Peninsula Hinterland, the property known affectionately as ‘Dragonfly’ is nestled in the hills with spectacular views of the tranquil Red Hill bushland. All buildings are purpose built and have been designed for the enviable Red Hill lifestyle. The main residence is warm, open and bright and features an open kitchen, living and meals area with an open fireplace. On the upper level there is an exquisite master bedroom with bathroom & parents retreat. While on the lower level there is a further 4 bedrooms, 2 more bathrooms & kids sitting area.
Next we have the Studio. This 2 storey barn styled cottage is a wonderful place to explore your creativity or (as was originally designed) can be easily converted into an additional Bed & Breakfast unit.
At the far end of the property we have the Duplex Bed & Breakfast Cottage. This building has been used for over a decade as an incredibly successful luxury accommodation, leased either as a twin stay to unrelated groups or opened up by way of the interconnected doorway as a full featured cottage suitable for a party of 6.
The flexibility of the Bed & Breakfast business model has suited the owners’ lifestyles, enabling the raising of 4 children, the undertaking of 2 Bachelor degrees, and running another business concurrently. The accommodation known as Dragonfly on the Hill was leased to varying degrees depending on the family commitments at the time. The owners say the most difficult thing about running this business has been saying no to guests when you decide to take time off, because guests are keen to stay all year round!
Here’s a few construction pictures of a recent project together with a few 3d design images. What a great weatherboard colour, I look forward to seeing more pictures when all the landscaping’s complete.
Here is a home specifically designs for accommodation. Located on the Mornington Peninsula, this design encapsulates ‘the beach lifestyle’ and is a great addition to the street. With 3 zones able to be shut off from one another it offers great flexibility for visitors & the owners alike. Fancy a stay? The home can be found here…