Corinda Riverfront

High on a bend of the Brisbane River, this home captures views through the trees to the west and North West. While views were a priority, the design offers deep eaves and sun protection, with a two storey void to the living area and outdoor areas. Benefiting from an ideal northern aspect along the length of this property, a courtyard …

Pullenvale Country Homestead

VIEW PROJECT DETAILS This beautifully elevated acreage site takes in distant views of mountain ranges to the South, therefore the design for this Pullenvale acreage home had to integrate outlook to the south and winter sun access to the north. This led to the internal and external living areas opening up in both directions, with the use of extensive glass. …

Villeneuve on Somerset

VIEW PROJECT DETAILS This rural location takes in beautiful views into surrounding bush and over Somerset Dam to the west, so this design had to protect as much as possible from the afternoon sun, without hindering the outlook over the water. As a project designed for two, some lateral thinking was required to integrate the established guest residence with the …

Chuwar Framing the View

Jonathan & Gillian, Chuwar VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS From the very first site inspection we knew this project would be special – a riverfront acreage property with views forever. The design, as always, focused on good cross flow ventilation and passive solar design, but the client also required specific display areas for their artefacts and prized possessions. The …

Ocean View Getaway

READ MORE As the site falls away steeply from the road, the planning needed to cope with getting cars off the street and manage the suspended floor construction on the slope. This design works with the contours and makes the most of a long north-facing pavilion, with full height glass to the length of the home. The ensuite is more …

Beechmont Mountain Escarpment

Damian, Lower Beechmont VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS This Beechmont home is spectacular, any way you look at it. With distant views across the hinterland and to the night skyline of the Gold Coast, almost every room in this house takes in the outlook to the east and is connected to the northern decks and outdoor entertaining area. While …

Tinbeerwah

READ MORE The outdoor area sits between the living and guest bedroom wings of the house, so that it opens to both the north and south. A raking ceiling to the living and outdoor areas provides high windows and maximum winter sun penetration, with large fixed glass picture windows to the south. Selective use of louvres allows for control over …

Wamuran

READ MORE This made central positioning of the large Summer Room and barbecue area the first priority, giving separation between the master bedroom and the secondary guest wing. The main living area, Summer Room and study are all positioned so that views are picked up to both sides of the property and air flow is possible even on the calmest …

Kilcoy

READ MORE The summer room takes in distant views to the north and south with the option of closing off the winter winds from the south with a stacking glass door. The massive fig tree to the west becomes another focal point and overflow for the outdoor activities. This home has a real sense of place and by use of …

Verrierdale

READ MORE In this case the architecture is a combination of simple contemporary skillion roofs, blade walls and generous wrap-around decks; all ideal for outdoor sub-tropical living. The aim was to site the home comfortably on the slope, rather than to excavate; to make the most of all prevailing breezes, rather than to air-condition; and to provide lightweight materials and …