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 …

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 …

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 …

Westlake Expansive Riverside

VIEW PROJECT DETAILS This site gave us a fantastic opportunity to design on a wide block with great river frontage and views through the eucalypts. With such a wide block, nearly every room has views to the water and is connected to the spacious outdoor entertaining area. There is a void space to the kitchen and dining area that allows …

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 …

Carseldine Smaller is Smarter

Kelly Grimley, Carseldine VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS Our in-house Architect recently qualified as an ‘empty nester’ and decided it was time to downsize. They had lost the motivation to maintain a yard and large home, and only needed space for a flourishing herb garden. They considered apartments but rising body corporates costs, the disconnect with car parking and …

Noosaville Riverside

Glennys, Noosaville VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS The solution for this Noosaville new home design came with a first response to the close proximity of the Noosa River foreshore. This led to an informal emphasis on the entry, and a clever way to capture the North-Eastern aspect with breezes and views across to the river. The result is a …

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 …

Sinnamon Park

John & Karen, Sinnamon Park VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS The layout of this home centres around a private courtyard, while also incorporating views to the Brisbane River and surrounding parklands from the upper level. The two outdoor living areas both enjoy the gardens, pool and a sense of sanctuary. Strong contemporary lines with expressed blade walls give the …

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. …

Yaroomba Coastal Cool

Alan & Lyn, Yaroomba VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS Being overseas for most of the build, it was imperative for Alan and Lyn to be comfortable with the detail of the construction documentation prior to starting. Our thorough documentation process gave them the confidence to leave the construction stage in our hands while they were absent. The rigid covenant …

Noosaville Courtyard Bliss

Bryan & Carol, Noosaville VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS After moving from a large and private acreage site, our clients were particularly concerned about achieving a feeling of space on this 612m2 block, and wanted to ensure complete privacy from the four adjoining neighbours. The solution was to design the whole house and all the main rooms to open …

Brookwater Poolside Resort

Lea & Anne, Brookwater VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS A sloping block backing on to bush reserve, with site works constraints – careful planning was required to establish this Brookwater home design all on one level. The pool was incorporated as a water feature, viewed from the Entry and Living areas. Our clients are excited about how the house …

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 …

Coolum II

READ MORE Here the Summer Room opens to the North East corner of the site, looking out to the paperbark forest with the sounds of the beach just beyond. The two storey void to the Summer Room allows light into the centre of the home on this narrow site, and brings a casual sense of space and connection to the …

Taringa Double Character

David & Jen, Taringa VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS All the challenges of designing on an inner city block were tackled on this project. The design had to satisfy town planning requirements for the Character Code while giving the owners a contemporary new home. In meeting these requirements, the home had to satisfy the ‘street character’ requirements to the …

Rochedale Courtyard House

Anthony & Pina, Rochedale VIEW PROJECT DETAILS VIEW PROJECT DETAILS Developing a single storey design for a young family required the best of efficient planning, to make the most of the site and leave room for the kids to play. The owners are excited by the layout we developed for this courtyard house, with the Summer Room courtyard to the …

Noosaville Elevated Design

READ MORE Living areas are full of natural light and all take in the magnificent river views – a clean and practical solution to a perfect location. The external staircase from the deck allows easy connection between the upper level and the courtyard through to the lower family room, thereby enhancing the relaxed sub-tropical lifestyle. Customised screens provide visual privacy …