Family living is at the heart of this luxurious modern home
Of modern, minimalist design, this sprawling custom-built luxurious modern home is a haven for owners Adam and Bec and their two teenage daughters. Designed to sit comfortably in its tranquil treed location in the once-rural town of Narangba on Brisbane’s outskirts, the low-set home is not just a place where the family can make memories, it’s the base for the couple’s business.
While it was imperative the new home incorporated an office from which to run their business, ensuring a sense of separation from the rest of the house was just as important. When the working day was over, they wanted to be able to shut the office door, enjoy the rest of the home and put business matters to one side.
They also wanted family living to be at the heart of their home so they worked with architect Ben Walters to create a distinctive H-shaped floor plan with a central zone where they could gather, entertain and enjoy seamless access to a landscaped outdoor space and inviting swimming pool.
“Our clients had built before with a project builder but this time around they wanted a custom builder who could provide the attention to fine detail required to bring their unique vision to life and give them the luxury family home they had long dreamed of,” says Jay Mostyn, owner of Luxury Lifestyle Homes.
Although Jay’s team were ready to go, commencement of the project was delayed due to COVID with the clients stuck overseas. When they did return, they worked closely with Jay, as well as interior designer Polina Radchenko, to ensure no detail was overlooked. In 2021, the four-bedroom home, which also features a cinema room, was completed.
“Every finish has been very carefully considered and professionally constructed. This includes the high ceilings and polished concrete floors that are a feature of this home. The same applies to the custom-designed joinery. From the butler’s pantry to the master bedroom, the cabinets and cupboards add to the feeling of luxury and complement the home’s minimalist architectural style,” says Jay.
The sense of luxury continues to the step-up cinema room, the guest bedroom with ensuite, and the master bedroom, which is a lavish parents’ retreat. The master features custom sheer and block-out drapes, a beautifully designed wardrobe, and an ensuite that includes a freestanding bathtub, heated towel rails, a double vanity and a shower with a skylight.
The young ladies of the home are also exceptionally well catered for. They each have their own bedroom which is fitted out with a custom wardrobe and desk, and have easy access to an adjoining double bathroom.
The kitchen is the hub of the home and boasts a raft of expertly crafted features, including the curved island bench and the splashback and benchtop finished in 20mm Super Natural Premium concrete-look SmartStone. Combined with the flush ZETR power points and brushed gun-metal tapware, the look is minimalist yet high-end.
To capture the maximum amount of light and encourage air flow, every window in the home has been thoughtfully chosen and positioned. You will find fixed-panel glass, louvres, sliding windows and bifolds, all complementing the spaces they frame. Breezeways throughout the home help to deal with the hot climate, along with ducted air-conditioning and motorised block-out roller blinds.
As you would expect with such a distinctive custom build, there were challenges. “The ceilings in the main living area are more than 5m-high, which created challenges with the completion of the finishes,” says Jay. “Also, this was a large structural steel installation — the framing for the expansive outside opening doors spanned around 9.5m — so the engineering approval and installation of this structure required special attention.
“The systemised processes we use as a business ensured Adam and Bec were always kept updated with what was happening,” adds Jay. “They also had the option to use our online portal during construction to keep abreast of our progress. Our commitment to open communication gives our clients peace of mind and reassures them their dream home is in the best hands.”
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