Toowong – Narrow and Sloping

This inner city site with a narrow frontage of only 10m, is designed for maximum winter sun, air flow and spacious living. Right from entering this home there is a great sense of ease and open space, with views through to the pool across the living and dining areas. This visual connection makes the most of linking the outdoor living …

Reedy Creek Coastline Views

VIEW PROJECT DETAILS Sloping blocks always present the biggest challenges and this site has an 8.0 metre rise from the road to the back of the block. It’s important to have a good understanding of the site before design begins. so that the home sits comfortably on the site and works with the slope. In addition, our architect needed to …

Mt Coolum – Beachside Casual

VIEW PROJECT DETAILS Sloping sites likes these have been our DesignBuild specialty for many years, but it is an intricate process to bring together a successful planning solution for a narrow site, with town planning approvals, and practical control of site costs. Good architectural design not only gives you a great aesthetic and climatic result, but can save you large …

Ascot Small Lot Sanctuary

Gary & Lucy, Ascot VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS Ascot is one of Brisbane’s premium suburbs with a good mix of traditional and modern architecture. We obtained Demolition Approval for the rundown brick and tile bungalow, leaving a sloping site and a client brief for a high quality family home, showcasing state-of-the-art design. This city Small Lot of only …

Chelmer Riverfront

VIEW PROJECT DETAILS Some of Brisbane’s most valuable properties sit on her riverbank. In Chelmer, building sites are highly sought after and rarely found. When our client found this piece of paradise it was extremely important to them that the home design was befitting of such a block, all the while reflecting their playful and confident personalities. There had to …

St Lucia Hillside Gold

READ MORE A difficult sloping site like this requires exploring various design alternatives. We consider the levels involved, the extent of retaining required, the overall building envelope and give you the best advice on how to balance site costs and great, liveable design options. Highly detailed documentation and experienced site supervision was also essential in bringing this complex project together …

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 …

Moorooka Family Paradise

Matt & Freya, Moorooka VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS Our client had lived for many years at this address; loving the area and outlook. The old home needed a lot of renovation so it was decided a fresh start was in order – this was to be a home for the next generation, with flexibility as the family grew. …

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 …

Manly Executive

Bill, Manly VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS This Small Lot Home design is a perfect example of Civic Steel Homes’ ability to take on a difficult block and create a spacious private residence suited to family and entertaining. This design dealt with inherent challenges such as a steep slope and narrow ten metre wide site, while embracing the positive …

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 …

Mt Cotton

VIEW PROJECT DETAILS Here’s a Mt Cotton Home that is truly unique. Nestled among the trees, this bush-style, eco home fits beautifully into its uniquely Australian environment. It explores the most economical way of achieving an environmentally sustainable home on a sloping acreage site without unsightly benching and retaining. The split levels and suspended floors, minimises the need for major …