New home: Night and day


Creating comfort from sunrise to sunset

A home for a busy family had to transform from nine-to-five convenience during the week to relaxed comfort on the weekend. It also had to cope with four people in the kitchen trying to have breakfast and get out the door on time in the morning, to a place where guests could enjoy a formal dinner on the weekend.

This home, built by Starr Constructions, caters for exactly this set-up. Clients approached the builders to help them create a house where comfort was the main priority seven days a week.

The design is split over three levels. The first features the family, kitchen and alfresco living areas. These=QUOTE= spaces are functional in that the open-plan living design has an easy flow while retaining that comfort element.

A floor-to-ceiling glass wall along the living and alfresco area gives a gorgeous view of the pool. This works to let in as much natural light as possible and emphasise the open feel.

A home theatre also features on this level.

The second level incorporates the bedrooms and bathrooms, with the master bedroom set on its own level above. The master suite includes a fabulous private terrace which captures stunning views at night. The entire home has a very light feel. Glass has been used to tie areas together and Starr made sure each space was as large as it could be as the shape of the land is small and narrow.

A very large garage was also built, creating plenty of room not only for cars, but storage, too.

Starr Constructions worked with a draftsman and tradesmen to form a tight team. This was absolutely integral to the outcome of the home and giving the clients exactly what they wanted. Because the site was such a small block, it was also important Starr had a close relationship with the clients as there were many points where they had to trust the builder’s judgment and experience.

Starr has won many awards for its projects, including the HIA and MBA Excellence in Housing Award in 2006/2007. The company’s portfolio consists of new prestige homes that have been built with luxury appointments, design and quality craftsmanship. This home is no different, with everything built to perfection.


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