The King Builders team utilises their superb skills to create a comfortable, family-friendly home with serious curb appeal
This light-filled Queensland family compound boasts architectural significance, interior beauty and a number of amazing outdoor living features. The five-bedroom, three-bath contemporary home is of sleek modern architecture and features simple, pared-back interiors that epitomise Sunshine Coast living. The home was a labour of love for the owners — a young couple with four children. Before the project, the property consisted of an old post-war home that was built in the ‘50s. Rather than renovate, it was decided the best way to achieve the end design was to demolish and start from scratch. The results are beautiful and have us every bit captivated.
Along with architecture firm Jamin Design Group, Brendon and Andy King from King Builders have delivered a seamless abode that is able to effortlessly accommodate visiting family and friends. “The main brief for this property was to have a level block with all the living spaces on the ground floor, with the kitchen and living area opening up to the large family-size pool and landscaped grounds,” says Brendon. “As the clients are a young family, it was important to have separate living spaces throughout the home, plenty of storage and a design that understood today’s modern living. The couple also run a business from home so a separate office needed to be included.”
There was a meeting of minds between King Builders and the owners, and the project was completed with few hiccups. It features a generously proportioned outdoor area, kitchen, living and dining spaces, study, media room and three garages with a workshop, plus five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two powder rooms. “A special feature includes is the rooftop viewing deck that can be accessed internally,” says Brendon. “The deck boasts a 360-degree view of both the city and Mount Coot-tha and is the perfect spot to watch the fireworks.”
Though floors may not be the first thing to garner our attention when we walk into a home, they’re crucial to cohesive, enviable interiors. The home incorporates engineered French oak from Queensland Timber Flooring that truly transforms the entire space.
The kitchen also cooks up major style, spearheaded by Bart from Allfit Cabinet Solutions. It features two-pack shark-nose drawer finishes, Laminex overhead cupboards and Caesarstone benchtops consisting of 50mm Calacatta, Organic White and Vanilla Noir surfaces.
Outdoor cladding comprises of a range of James Hardie products including rendered blue board, Matrix panelling and Linea weatherboard. The combination of all three provides the perfect modern finish to the property. The rooftop deck features a new James Hardie decking product called Hardie Deck.
Inspired by contemporary designs, King Builders has created a home that integrates all of today’s modern amenities and technology for a simple way of living. Sophistication mixed with simplicity is just two of the essential ingredients that make this cool Queensland pad work. While in theory, a bleached-out space should be stark and cold, this interior tells a very different story. The white foundation is balanced with timber and stone, creating the perfect blank canvas for a striking space that never gets old. “Our favourite part of the property is the open main living space with a large open void above, which provides an expansive area to live in — essential for a family of six,” says Brendon.
The home is not only supremely comfortable to live in, but also friendly to the earth. All walls and ceilings have been fully insulated to retain heat through the winter months and keep the home cool through summer to reduce the use of air-conditioning. The home’s windows and doors have been designed to capture the northern aspect of the property and are from Trend’s Synergy range with 5mm grey-tinted energy-efficient glass. Each goes all the way to the floor to provide a seamless elegant finish and a connection between the indoors and out. All lighting throughout the home is energy-efficient LED, supplied by Amped Electrical Solutions. The home has also been specially placed on the property to take advantage of the eastern breezes and capture the northern aspect.
Brendon and Andy King take a humanist approach to their work, infusing every one of their projects with a sense of craftsmanship and an environmentally conscious aesthetic. What sets this property apart is its exceptional layout and tailored design elements that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced society. More than just builders, the duo’s expertise points the way towards the future of design.
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