Located in the beautiful hinterland in a rural setting between Mooloolah Valley and Maleny and sitting on a hilltop, this unique house has commanding views in all directions.
The home was designed and positioned with the lay of the land in mind and every window frames a spectacular view.
With nearly all of the external walls constructed from concrete tilt panel featuring a natural finish, the house has a distinctive external appearance.
This is further enhanced with the design of the curved turret sections of the building.
The result is a building with clean and simple lines that exudes some of the characteristics of a castle. The external linking walkway adds to this impression.
Step through the entry-door and the first impressions are of the full-height foyer and sweeping monorail stairway which lead to the upper level air-bridge.
Again, the extensive use of natural finished concrete contributes towards the intent of raw materials and clean lines. The honed concrete floors throughout, use of rendered walls to wet areas and some feature walls, and concrete cabinetry benches are part of the design intent.
The open kitchen, dining, and sitting room spills out through large stacker-doors onto an outdoor deck that overlooks the pool and also provides views off into the distant hinterland.
This home features lots of glass, and windows and doors are all double-glazed for energy efficiency. The sealed air gap between the two panes adds a layer of insulation, making the house cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Other features include a discreet section for the guest bedroom and study, extensive use of effect lighting and timber open riser entry stairs.
This home is a design statement. It attracts loads of attention from passers-by and demonstrates what’s possible when you are willing to push the boundaries.
There’s lots to love here. What’s your favourite design feature from this home?