Custom designed to integrate into a steep hillside, the secluded setting of this beautiful and elegant home offers privacy and peace and quiet in one of Brisbane’s sought after rural locations. Designed for a growing family, the combination of dramatic views and contemporary living successfully merges landscape into lifestyle, creating the ultimate private family retreat.
The home is intelligently laid out; set over two levels with living and entertaining areas upstairs whilst the lower living space provides the ideal separation of space many families wish for.
With five bedrooms, study and three bathrooms, all rooms are generous in proportion and offer many options for families of all ages. Two bedrooms upstairs have their own deck and are serviced by a full bathroom and feature custom built bi-folds which not only offer privacy but also enable the option of converting them into a separate serviced living space for older parents or guests.
The easy living, low maintenance design of this home offers multiple indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for entertaining family and friends at any time of the year. Spacious open plan living areas with eco-friendly bamboo flooring and custom built cabinetry flows seamlessly out onto an expansive balcony capturing the breeze and the views perfectly and completing the integration between inside and out.
And in the ultimate in luxury living, the home is completed by an indoor pool beautifully finished in glass pebbles and semi-transparent Twinwall sheeting to let light in but provide privacy. Solar heating enables year-round use of the pool.
To assist the home to blend into its surroundings and anchor it to the stunning setting colours and materials were carefully considered and selected to ensure they complemented the home. The resulting colour palette successfully mixes natural stone and timber with strong architectural elements like galvanised steel and Colorbond tin.
To maximise the energy efficiency of the home many additional features have been installed in the home including Bradnams Sunergy glass in Neutral which has been used throughout to offer solar protection and energy efficiency. This is further enhanced by Solar Hot Water, Solar pool heating and roof and external wall insulation. Water is provided by 75,000 litres of water stored in external water tanks and the home is serviced by a Biolytix wastewater system. As no air conditioning has been installed the home relies on excellent cross ventilation provided by well positioned windows and doors as well as the extensive use of ceiling fans. To heat the home a combustion fireplace positioned on the lower level vents hot air throughout the home. This ensures the home remains at a comfortable temperature all year round.
- HIA-CSR Queensland Energy Efficient Home of the Year
- HIA-CSR Finalist Queensland Home of the Year