Environment inspires architecture … and nowhere is this more apparent than in one of our recent projects; a custom-designed three-level house perched on the edge of Buderim hill. The views are stunning and the design captures them – breathtakingly.

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The home is orientated to the north with commanding views out to the ocean towards Maroochydore and beyond.

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Using a variety of cladding materials, angled walls, a lift well, and large door openings this unique house required great attention to detail.

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One of the early issues that arose was encountering extremely hard rock below ground. This was a particular issue with establishing the pool shell and required the use of a 30 tonne breaker.

The house design reflects the premium position it occupies and takes advantage of the elevated outlook.

The narrow street boundary created a challenge to providing vehicle access whilst also achieving a defined and attractive entry to the house.

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This was effectively achieved by clever positioning of the garage and channelling visitors to the entry door via colonnades.

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Of particular note on the external cladding is the use of Hiland Tray as both a wall and ceiling / soffit lining as a feature. The other notable external feature is the use of polished black render as a feature parapet wall.

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Light is maximised throughout the house with extensive window glazing as well as large openable doors onto balconies and terrace areas.

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The ground and upper levels have high ceilings which add to the sense of light and space.

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There are many notable internal features in this home, but some of the more interesting ones are the quality joinery used throughout, the polished Blackbutt flooring, premium quartz 600 x 600 internal floor tiles, Travertine 600 x 600 wall tiles to wet area walls, and Bisazza mosaic wall tiles to ensuite areas.

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The use of wall openings between the upper level bedroom bedhead and the ensuite create a unique environment. Image: Cade Mooney.

 

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The design is functional and practical with its discrete spaces, utilisation of the shape of the lot, and attractive landscaping.

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The overall impression is of clean lines, space, light, views, and quality.

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