Built of stone, steel and glass, this stunning sanctuary on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a multi-award-winner
Nestled on acreage in the heart of the Maleny township hinterland, this stunning award winning home epitomises modern country living. The surrounding farmland and valley views are exquisitely framed throughout by clever design features and the home is a carefully orchestrated symphony of different materials including stone, steel and glass.
Designed by Reitsma Design and precision-built by Quail Constructions, this home has won Home of the Year and Custom Built Home awards in the 2020 HIA-CSR Queensland Housing Awards. The same year it won three awards in the HIA-CSR Sunshine Coast/Wide Bay Awards, as well as two Custom Built Home awards: Home of the Year, Custom Built Home and Custom Built Home $1–$2 million.
“Upon entry, you are greeted by a series of feature ponds which flow through to the rear lap pool, luring you into the home and adding to the charm and tranquillity of the beautifully appointed interior spaces,” says Nathan Quail, Director of Quail Constructions.
“Centrally located is a luxurious and spacious kitchen with a large butler’s pantry which also services the outdoor barbecue area. Additionally, there is an outdoor kitchen on the deck, making the home the ultimate venue for relaxed indoor-outdoor entertaining.
“The interior kitchen is part of a generous, open-plan living space that includes a dining area and adjacent lounge zone. The latter is oriented to take advantage of a fireplace set into a random stone feature wall. From this open-plan space you have direct access to the deck and beyond that, the lap pool.”
The home doesn’t just take full advantage of the pristine views, it is also light and airy throughout. Highlight powered awning windows ensure the maximum flow of light and ventilation, closing automatically in inclement weather. There are also large sliding glass doors that disappear into walls creating borderless spaces.
“The glass connection between the home’s two wings is another striking feature of the design, ensuring a feeling of openness and an abundance of natural light. The effective use of aluminium batten screens and acrylic roofing give filtered light to outdoor living areas,” adds Nathan.
The meticulously handcrafted sandstone wall, of which Quail Constructions is especially proud, is the spine of the home. Rising through the roof it gives a sense of strength and timelessness that befits the home’s lush natural surrounds.
Established in 2002, Quail Constructions is a multi-award- winning Sunshine Coast building company specialising in custom-designed homes that embody the Queensland lifestyle in all its forms. From the greenest of eco-homes in Maleny to character-filled beach homes on the coast, Quail Constructions works to create for its clients a home inspired by the stunning Australian landscape.
Nathan works with each client, from the initial research stage to drawing plans that match the requirements of the site and reflect each client’s individual style. Quail Constructions builds award winning homes and will also work closely with your preferred architect to deliver your vision. Additionally, Nathan has assembled an exceptional team of tradespeople who are focused on providing top-class service and workmanship, whether it’s a new build or a renovation.
For more information