Kirkdale

Nestled into a unique suburban bushland space the bold use of colour, innovative use of materials and powerful architectural lines define this custom designed contemporary home

Nestled into a unique suburban bushland space the bold use of colour, innovative use of materials and powerful architectural lines define this custom designed contemporary home

Merging lifestyle and location the home is built over 5 levels to take advantage of the sloping block and encompasses 4 bedrooms, study, media room and large open plan living areas. A large lower deck completes the integration between inside and out featuring a compact modern pool with a lap area and swim jets.

The entrance to the home is dominated by a large 5metre void with custom designed full length glass panels which add a dimension of space and draw attention to the beautiful trees which surround it. This level also features the study with Spotted Gum flooring and a separate entry for practicality if the owner chooses to work from home.

Two steps down from the entry the media room overlooks the lower level and is accessed by an oversized sliding door which complements the front door. Able to fully retract into the wall the frosted panels provide privacy when needed without impeding the open plan feel of the home. The centrepiece is the stunning kitchen which mirrors the minimalist lines of the home, featuring 2-pac gloss panelling which reflect the exterior lines and colours. A cantilevered Corian benchtop creates a striking yet functional feature while bold colour choices and fully integrated appliances make the kitchen sleek and uncluttered.

Soaring 3.6m, the ceilings on the lower level are framed with custom made aluminium bifold doors and louvres enabling optimal air flow eliminating the need for air conditioning on this level. This use of surround glass allows for uninterrupted access to the outdoor living areas while providing beautiful views to the bushland below.

Spotted gum flooring, decking and stairs provide a striking contrast with the full glass wall and seamlessly blend the kitchen and living areas with the sleeping levels

Spotted gum flooring, decking and stairs provide a striking contrast with the full glass wall and seamlessly blend the kitchen and living areas with the sleeping levels

The most dramatic feature of the home is the roof covering the outdoor living area. At over 7m high it’s dominated by solid Spotted Gum posts (200×200 and 250×250) and offset by Scyon Matrix panelling in a stunning highlight green colour that was selected by the owners.

To ensure the sharp architectural lines are maintained throughout the home the 5,000 litre water tank is buried under the deck to reduce external clutter while a custom designed BBQ niche optimises the use of available space in the outside living area. The home is finished in neutral tones with several feature walls in highlight colours, maintaining the continuity of design and materials throughout enhancing the sleek modern look and feel.

Awards

  • 2009 HIA Brisbane/Toowoomba Custom Built Home of the Year
  • 2009 HIA Brisbane/Toowoomba Custom Built Home $500,000 – $750,000
  • 2009 HIA Queensland Custom Built Home of the Year Finalist