Inner-city living has reached a new level of excellence with this fashionable contemporary home custom-made for a Brisbane family
Nestled among heritage homes in the select suburb of Sherwood, Queensland, this one-off design from DJ Builders & Son has immediate street appeal and aesthetic impact. The clever layout takes full advantage of a narrow 450-square-metre block of land. The modern façade sits the upper level squarely above a double garage that allows easy access from a busy suburban street. The modular design is finished with a mix of cladding and raw concrete segments.
A gated entry at the side opens to reveal a secluded walkway with privacy-enhancing gardens alongside.
Entrance to this impressive home is gained through a pivoted, wide, timber front door with transparent glass panels.
The main living areas are placed to the rear of the home. Here, the family can relax and unwind by taking advantage of upmarket indoor and outdoor living. Sliding doors separate the spacious family-meals room from the wide, grey-stone-tiled verandah and barbecue area. Beyond that, amid lawn and landscaping, is a sparkling lap pool surrounded by clear glass fencing. This is the place to mix with friends and family on a warm, subtropical night.
The stylish central kitchen overlooks the informal living space and also services the media room through a cutaway wall. CaesarStone benchtops, double sink, handy appliance cupboard, bulkhead ceiling and stainless-steel appliances are installed in this modern kitchen. Chocolate-brown glass tiles coat the splashback while crisp white teams with sparkling stainless steel on kitchen cabinets. Close to the kitchen is a wall of high cupboards that offer an amount of storage space to satisfy the largest family.
A bank of cupboards also sits under the servery in the rumpus room where three double-hung windows let in plenty of light. The laundry is along one side of the garage.
Timber stairs lit by opaque glass blocks overhead lead to a computer nook on the upper level. Ample storage upstairs is available in the linen cupboard, his-and-hers walk-in robes in the master bedroom and additional walk-in robes in three more double-size bedrooms. Earthy tones give a classic look to the fully tiled ensuite, with its double vanity and frosted-glass panels.
A second large TV room adjoins the upstairs balcony. Louvre windows and outside slats on bedroom windows protect from the harsh sun and direct air flow to best advantage.
DJ Builders & Son is at the cutting edge of design development with innovative ideas to suit all budgets.
The company’s versatility shows in its wide variety of homes, from colonial and federation creations to traditional Queenslanders and groundbreaking contemporary designs. A choice of façade pleases clients who wish for standout street appeal. Clients can take advantage of a free, computer-assisted design service to help with sloping and difficult blocks.
DJ Builders & Son has built more than 3000 homes in the Greater Brisbane area since 1973, mainly for second and subsequent homebuyers. It has won numerous QMBA awards. All DJ Builders & Son homes are designed and built to the same high quality and provide a variety of layouts to accommodate most lifestyles.
Price: On application.
Size: 344 square metres (including verandah and balcony).
Accommodation: Four bedrooms with walk-in robes (master with ensuite), computer nook, verandah on lower level, balcony on upper level, family/meals room, well-equipped kitchen, two media rooms, ample storage, bathrooms on both levels, laundry in double garage.
Construction: James Hardies Matrix™ cladding, FC sheeting with cover battens, rendered blue board and shadow-clad plywood cladding.
Construction time: Seven months.
Contemporary modular design, secluded entrance, expansive family living with back verandah and a lap pool designed especially for a narrow block, walk-in robes in all four bedrooms, computer nook and second media room upstairs.
102 John Markwell Parade
Daisy Hill Qld 4127
Phone: (07) 3208 5236
Enquiries are welcome from southeast Queensland — from the Gold Coast in the south to Noosa in the north.