Wherrol Flat New Home, Enjoying the Country Life

Wherrol Flat New Home, Enjoying the Country Life

Wherrol Flat Home, Enjoying the Country Life

Wherrol Flat, New South Wales, Australia

The small practice of Austin McFarland Architects is located in Wingham on the Mid North Coast. They have received a number of Architectural awards and recently won the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) NSW Country Division Award for Residential Architecture for their project ‘Benbulla’ at Wherrol Flat.

This house exemplifies the work the firm has produced in their 10 years in Wingham. With a very simple plan, the home is rich in finishes and textures. Located on a stunning property, another important element to the home is the connection to the landscape. The awards jury said the home “encourages you to breathe quietly, slow down and just appreciate the delicate balance offered between landscape and shelter.”

It is their desire to use locally available materials that they believe is a major part of the success of this project. The Wingham based dry press brickworks, created a special colour brick in their “47” range for this home. This brick was used for both the walls and some internal floors. The benefits of selecting finishes from local suppliers can reduce the costs while not compromise the quality.

Timber was used for its practicality and also its beauty. With the local area being timber country, the local timber mill supplied all the Blackbutt timber weatherboard cladding and hardwood floor boards. The windows and doors are also Blackbutt. These large openings in association with Breezway Altair Louvre Windows with the Stronghold System, combined with the shallow plan allows for the home to be cooled with only cross ventilation and ceiling fans. The house is completely ‘off grid’ and relies on itself to generate power, collect water and process waste.

Project Date – December 2014

Architect – Carolyn McFarland
Austin McFarland Pty Ltd
www.austinmcfarland.com.au

Photographer – Alec M Hamilton

Gerler Brisbane, Inspiring Family Home Extension

Gerler Brisbane, Inspiring Family Home Extension

Gerler, An Uplifting Family Home

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Gerler is a contemporary extension to the rear of a pre-war house that explores multiple volumes and utilises a range of skylights and Altair Louvre Windows by Breezway to create an unexpected and uplifting family home.

Altair Louvre Windows have been installed in a variety of locations throughout the home. Those installed up high have a Ring Pull handle for the owners to use a map rod to open and close them freely as they wish. The Altair Louvres installed in the kitchen and bathroom helps keep these areas fresh and ventilated at all times.

Project Date – 2014

Architect – Shaun Lockyer
Shaun Lockyer Architects
lockyerarchitects.com.au/

Photographer – Scott Burrows
Aperture Photography

Northern Star, New Home Relaxed Living and Entertaining

Northern Star, New Home Relaxed Living and Entertaining

Northern Star, Relaxed Living and Entertaining

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Northern Star Homes is an award winning builder of modern and contemporary homes. Displaying pure elegance, sophistication and distinctive designs, Northern Star homes emphasise relaxed living and entertaining, built by a team with over 20 years of proven excellence.

Each Northern Star Home is built with the highest possible specification and offers real value for money. Their homes are comfortable, feature practical living space, superb design, quality materials and are valuable financial investments.

The display homes at Durack Heights in the Northern Territory feature Breezway Louvre Windows which have been incorporated in a variety of sizes and configurations to maximise the flow of natural light and fresh breezes into the home. The product on display includes black 152mm Altair Louvre Galleries inside a NTK Louvre Frame (i.e. Alspec Frame) with grey glass and colour matched Silver Pearl Kinetic 152mm Altair Louvres in a NTK Louvre Frame (i.e. Alspec Frame) with grey glass.

The homes have also achieved a 5.7 star rating and have won two MBA awards including:

  • “Best Display Home” over $500,000
  • “Best Display Home” under $500,000
  • “Best Kitchen” under $20,000

Builder – Northern Star Homes
+61 8 8947 7154
www.northernstarhomes.com.au

Fabricator – NTK Windows and Doors
+61 8 8983 3955
www.ntkwindows.com.au