Post Post-War House, Suburban Cottage Renovation

Post Post-War House, Suburban Cottage Renovation

Post Post-War, Suburban Cottage Transformation

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Post- Post-war House involves the transformation of a dilapidated suburban cottage into a contemporary, open plan, light filled family home. Along with an embellished materials palette of timber, marble and concrete, the architecture plays on dramatic internal volumes and unobstructed transitions between the living spaces and the private front and rear courtyards.

Breezway Altair Louvre Windows have been incorporated into the design to help open up the home and allow occupants to connect with nature while making the most of natural breezes to keep the home feeling fresh.

Project Date – 2014

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

Photographer – Scott Burrows
Aperture Photography

Hinterland Farmhouse, A Contemporary Interpretation

Hinterland Farmhouse, A Contemporary Interpretation

Hinterland Farmhouse, A Contemporary Interpretation

Queensland, Australia

The Hinterland House takes its inspiration from the stunning ridge lines surrounding the site as well as the vertical rhythm of the towering eucalypts occurring naturally in the landscape.

The solid hardwood construction, soft hues reflecting the colours of the mountains, the long country verandah, and the trussed internal spaces create a relaxed atmosphere allowing for effortless occupation.

By embracing the legacy of the Australian colonial idyll in a contemporary reinterpretation, the elegant yet charmingly utilitarian farmhouse is simultaneously fragile and monumental, truly capturing the spirit of the place.

Altair Louvre Windows have been incorporated into the main living areas up high to allow hot air to escape quickly and cool air to flow in and replenish the room.

This project won the 2016 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers award for ‘House of the Year’.

Project Date – 2014

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

Photographer – Scott Burrows
Aperture Photography

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

Bushland Beach Home Captures The Ocean Breeze

Bushland Beach Home Captures The Ocean Breeze

Bushland Beach, Capture The Ocean Breeze

Townsville, North Queensland, Australia

This contemporary home has been strategically designed to capture the ocean breeze from the hill side location, allowing the entire home to be cooled naturally.

There is an outlook from every living space, bedroom, bathroom and decks in this home. The design has allowed for the view to change from Magnetic Island and Castle Hill in the distance, to the tree tops and ocean glimpses across Bushland Beach.

The timber flooring throughout the home matches perfectly with the dual outdoor decks; a tropical breakfast deck from the kitchen is surrounded by Climate savvy gardens and an easterly facing deck overlooking the backyard and pool.

Modern Altair Louvre Windows feature throughout the home, adding to the tropical feel. They allow the breeze to move freely throughout the home, adding privacy when required and are very secure.

The bathrooms have fabulous simplistic charm and the master bedroom is located at the rear of the home. Altair Louvre Windows with glass and Decowood timber look aluminium blade provide fresh air, fabulous garden and tree line views when open and best of all privacy when closed!

Outside on this 1247 sqm allotment there is an additional beautiful, cool, under-house entertainment area of 70 sqm, overlooking the in-ground pool.

This well thought out home is designed for north Queensland living, the use of space inside and out is cleaver, and the inclusions and design are respectable.

Project Date – July 2014

Designer – Steve Claridge, IDesign2Build, www.idesign2build.com.au