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.

Yarragon House – Contemporary Farmhouse

Yarragon House – Contemporary Farmhouse

Yarragon House is a small Contemporary Farmhouse Design. Designed for the slope, this project was highly influenced by the client’s wishlist and budget and we drew heavily on the numerous images provided by the customer. The split level worked a whole flight of stairs so the main living areas is not only on the entry level but also raised off the ground to capture the rural views. The master bedroom, laundry and a bathroom are also found close by with the lower level containing 2 other bedrooms, bathroom and playroom for the kids.  This Contemporary Farmhouse Design is unique and should appeal to those wanting a more modern country lifestyle.

Macleay House – Relaxed Coastal Lifestyle

Macleay House – Relaxed Coastal Lifestyle

With Macleay House, we strived to find the perfect balance between traditional form and contemporary living. By using a mixture of low maintenance materials, natural timber and integrating the home into the existing landscape (using a split level), we have created a beautiful stylish home which exudes peace and tranquillity and a relaxed coastal lifestyle.

Sandlewood House Mod – 3 bedroom coastal cottage design

Sandlewood House Mod – 3 bedroom coastal cottage design

This is a modification to the Sandlewood House Design where we have changed the rooflines (substituting the skillion roofs for gables), increased the building footprint and added a third bedroom – leaning more towards the coastal cottage feel of the project and away from the contemporary. What a great 3 bedroom coastal cottage design.

Montmorency House – Modern Skillion Roof Design

Montmorency House – Modern Skillion Roof Design

Montmorency House is a modern skillion roof design which maximises passive solar gains via northern celestial windows high up in the vaulted ceilings. Designed for the slope, this home features 3 floor levels accessed by a split central stairwell. Both the garage and the entry step up with the land so they have direct access to the sloping roadway. Internal access is provided from the garage on the lowest level (refer to floor plan 2) along with the games and guest rooms (a great space zoned away from the rest of the home for a teenager or elderly parent/s). On the entry level (refer to floor plan 1) we have an open kitchen / living / meals area with a study / rumpus close by. A central bathroom is positioned close to the 2 kids bedrooms and for guests and the master bedroom has pride of place with northern views, an ensuite and walk in robe.

It’s can be difficult to create a sense of scale when approaching a modern skillion roof design from the high side of a slope as a large part of the home is often hidden out of view as the home steps down with the fall. By including the 3rd level and carefully controlling walls heights, roof pitches and materials, I think we’ve managed to create a design which looks great from all vantage points including high up, but it did take a lot of tweaking to get the balance right…

 

Beachfront House

Beachfront House

Beachfront House is a modern beach house design perfectly suited for the coast. With a maximum 8m height limit imposed by council (which cannot be varied) we needed to be on the ball during the design phase & the resulting home follows this limit perfectly. As always, the design steps down the hill in order to minimise excavations and provide access onto the site from the lower levels…