Starting over was the plan for this 1950s weatherboard home
Replacing a weathered 1950s single-storey house with a contemporary-style dwelling became the project for design firm, Corben Architects and builder, FS Hough.
To embrace its stunning beachside location, special consideration was given to ensure every room had a view. Large sliding anodised aluminium windows and doors, JWI operable louvres and timber screens line the home, maintaining privacy while maximising the surrounding views. Native plants were also chosen to complement the beachside environment.
For this three-bedroom home, environmental considerations also influenced the design. Rainwater tanks, energy-efficient glazing and insulated cavity walls were incorporated.
The interior, however, is just as impressive as the exterior, with CaesarStone quartz surfaces used to transform both the kitchen and bathroom space. “When it comes to beautiful yet easy-to-maintain quartz benchtops, we choose CaesarStone,” says project architect Mohit Keni of Corben Architects.
The kitchen is cutting-edge modern, with simple yet sleek lines. The kitchen island, which doubles as a breakfast bar, is made from high-quality CaesarStone in Nimbus, and frames a dark timber veneer panel. The cooking surface is made from stainless steel with a glass splashback chosen for its ease of cleaning and maintenance. The architect complemented these products with blackbutt timber flooring throughout, sleek veneer cabinetry and appliances, all enhanced by dramatic yet effective downlights.
Leading into an enclosed courtyard on one side and expansive living area complete with open fireplace and outdoor deck area on the other, the kitchen is the perfect space for entertaining or simply relaxing to enjoy the views.
Operating for more than 20 years, CaesarStone has established itself as a niche market, specialising in top-of-the-range quartz surfaces. The product itself is built to withstand the toughest conditions, being scratch, stain, heat and chemical resistant. This surface used in both the kitchen and bathroom was the perfect choice for a young family requiring a low-maintenance yet durable home, while the product itself also maintains a sleek and contemporary aesthetic.
The exquisite bathroom is truly unique. Both the shower and bath are tiled with a pink mosaic tile, which is a striking feature. The Roger Seller taps were cleverly matched in the same bold colour. The benchtop is made from CaesarStone in Mangrove, and is ideal for the bathroom area as it is non-porous and both mould and mildew resistant.
CaesarStone has been used in the kitchen and bathroom design industry for many years due to its combination of quartz, polymers and pigments, which makes it an exceptionally durable and colour-consistent product of the highest quality. In Australia, the range consists of 38 colours and patterns backed by a 10-year limited warranty.
Adding to the appeal of the home are the impressive coastal views offered from every angle, its dimensional design and the choice of quality materials used for the interior. It’s no wonder this home is the talk of the town.
CaesarStone Australia Pty Ltd Level 1, 84 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria NSW 2015 TEL 1300 119 119 FAX 02 9091 2999 WEBSITE www.caesarstone.com.au
Corben Architects Suite 14, 40 Yeo Street/PO Box 1021 Neutral Bay NSW 2089 TEL 02 9904 1844 FAX 02 9904 1855 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE www.corben.com.au