The design brief was to improve the liveability of the house by changing the layout and incorporating a more minimalist approach, resulting in a home where everything has its place. In our Pre-Design consultation emphasis was on the importance of a direct connection between the kitchen, indoor living and a covered outdoor space. Entertaining family and friends was a clear priority for the family.
Catering to guests in a comfortable environment, where the indoor/outdoor connectivity is a seamless transition occurs through responsive design. Our Sketch Design and Design Development stages placed the kitchen in a new extension to the existing house. This new location allows for the living, dining and kitchen to be one open-plan space. Large cavity sliding doors provide a completely open and seamless transition, enhancing the indoor/outdoor connection. The architecturally designed ceiling with recessed lighting illuminates the contemporary dark kitchen cabinetry. Timber features accentuate the style and sophistication of the main living space.
We are excited by the contemporary look and feel of this project and look forward to showcasing the completed home next year. Learn more about this project here:
Moving to Australia from their native homeland of New Zealand, our Mango Hill home renovation clients were inspired to redesign their project home with a level of refinement. As professionals in areas where precision outcomes are of paramount importance, they understood the benefits an architect could offer and knew that our services would deliver the results they were looking for.
Having young children, the family were after an easy to maintain and clean house that would not require a lot of ongoing maintenance; one that would stand up to small children and be comfortable to live in.
Transforming the existing living room, a playroom/entertainment room with a new sliding door to the side yard gives connection to the outdoors.
A redesign of the master bedroom complete with a private courtyard provides a quiet sanctuary, which can be dark and cool during the day, satisfying the lifestyle design requirements of our clients. Relocating an existing bedroom to another location in the home permitted a generously-sized ensuite and walk-in robe to complete the renovation of the master suite.
Enhancing the quality of the house and improving energy efficiency, elements of timber, concrete and steel combine to create a sophisticated home. Interior design and landscape design complement the overall renovation.
Externally, the skillion roof ribbing on the pergola continues down the external wall, creating interest and a modern feel. Completing the external works, our landscape design provides for a low-maintenance garden and improves the functionality of the yard areas surrounding the home -giving the children ample room to run and play.
A detailed pre-tender costing delivered a thorough understanding to our clients of the budget required to complete the project. The tender process is currently underway for this Mango Hill home renovation, with builders quoting in a competitive format based on a very specific scope.
Our construction documentation and written specifications provide the competing builders with the details, standards and materials to be used to complete the project. It is this level of documentation that will ensure a very low variation in building costs once the winning builder has been announced and construction commences.
Your dream home can become a reality with dion seminara architecture. No matter what sort of building you’re working with or what stage you’re at, our award-winning Brisbane architects will breathe life into your vision and turn it into a stunning design. You are almost home.