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The Role of A Luxury House Architect

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What is a Luxury House Architect?

A luxury house architect is, put simply, an architect who specialises in designing luxury homes!

To elaborate a bit further, the role of a luxury house architect is to create a truly bespoke home which functions as amazing as it looks!

Architecture is, at its core, all about blending the scientific and artistic elements of design together in order to create a harmonious and beautiful outcome.

The reason you need an architect in order to create a luxury home is that looks aren’t everything!

While aesthetics are, undoubtedly, important – great care must also be put into how the home is designed to function.

By using a skilled architect with a track record of creating amazing luxury homes, you can be sure that your home won’t just look great – it will also be a great lifestyle investment.


The Role of A Luxury House Architect

Mt Nebo Luxury Home Design – by dion seminara architecture


Why Do You Need an Architect to Create a Luxury Home?

As mentioned above, it is a common misconception that the only role of an architect is to create beautiful homes.

Whilst this is one part of an architect’s job, it is equally important that they create homes which function amazingly.

A skilled architect will consider things such as space planning, orientation, and the flow of the home – in order to create a liveable and spectacular space.

Additionally, each firm will have their own “point of difference” – meaning you can choose a firm whose experience aligns with what you are looking for in your home design.

At dion seminara architecture, our experience is varied – however our point of difference can be explained simply as “lifestyle-focused designs”.

We take the time to understand our clients, their aesthetic preferences, and their lifestyle requirements – and we then use these factors to create amazing bespoke homes which blow away any expectations they may have had.

You can learn more about our design process by clicking the link, otherwise, keep reading to learn more about luxury home architecture!


The Role of A Luxury House Architect

Glentworth National Trust Home Renovation – by dion seminara architecture

What Are the Benefits of Using A Luxury House Architect?

The main benefit of using a luxury house architect is that you will end up with a truly bespoke custom home.

A home that suits your lifestyle requirements perfectly!

By using an architect you are also paying for the assurance that your home has been designed by someone who has a tertiary education in all the different elements of residential architecture.

You can be sure that your home won’t just look good – it will also function amazingly.

There are other benefits to using an architect too!

In our interview with Brisbane real estate agent Darcy Lord a while back, he said that architect designed homes frequently hold their value better than other homes!

As an additional benefit, architects have a good understanding of climate responsive design, and can create homes which feature impressive energy efficiency!

For an example of this, read about our 8.7 Star NaTHERS Rated energy efficient home in Sherwood.


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3D Render of A Luxury Home Concept in The Gap – by dion seminara architecture

How Do I Choose the Right Luxury Home Architect For Me?

This is a bit of a loaded question!

Whilst the obvious answer might just be to look at their portfolios of previous work, the actual benefits you will receive from a design can’t really be properly conveyed by ink on paper, or pixels on a screen.

The key to success when choosing a luxury home architect is to understand their approach to design, and making sure it aligns with your project goals.

At dion seminara architecture, we are a lifestyle-focused firm – meaning we can design a home which perfectly encapsulates your lifestyle requirements as well as your design aesthetics.

We put our clients needs ahead of everything else, and create home concepts which perfectly represent you – your dream home!

If you want to learn more about how we can make your dream home a reality, check out our design process.

You can also contact us to get our initial feedback on how we may be able to assist with your project.

Dion Seminara Architect


We are experts at home design, renovations and new homes and ensure good value for money outcomes.

Hi, I am Dion Seminara, practicing architect and licensed general builder for 30 years as well as an environmental sustainable design (ESD) expert. I graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with honours, QLD in 1989. Registered as an architect in 1991 and registered as a builder in 1992, I am also a fellow member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Having received 12 ArCHdes Residential Architecture Awards, LJ Hooker Flood Free Home Design Award and the 2016 AIA Regional Commendation for Public Architecture, my expertise with both residential renovation (to all types of houses, especially Queenslanders, 50s/60s/80s), new contemporary homes and luxury residences has earned me a reputation as one of Brisbane's architectural specialists in lifestyle design architecture, interior design and landscape design.