Your home, your way is the philosophy Broadwater Builds live by to provide clients complete flexibility with the design and product selection.
What was your client’s brief for their new Broadwater Builds home?
The client’s home design brief included a large outdoor living area, as well as substantial interior living spaces, a sizeable garage and workshop, and room for their future children. Also important to the design was a private parent’s hideaway with the top floor dedicated to the master bedroom, ensuite and retreat with views over the expansive valley. The clients commissioned a building designer – MJ Bruno Developments to bring their dream home to fruition.
What are the highlights of this home design – what makes this home unique?
Each element of this home was designed with luxury and durability in mind, within the budget constraints. The home features European Oak timber treads to the steel spine staircase which create one of the main features to the double volume space as you enter the home. A gas log fireplace to the living room provides both warmth and cosiness during the colder months of the year. The home also sports a large alfresco area with Jason Windows Commercial Bi-fold Doors that Open out onto the space, perfect for entertaining with family and friends.
Do you have a favourite feature in this home and why?
The imposing double volume space to the entry with large Jason Commercial Windows offers an expansive view of the green valley. This area leads through to an impressive kitchen with feature lighting, stone benchtops and quality tapware. Adjacent is the dining from with a central tiled feature gas fireplace. A steel spine staircase with European Oak treads leads up to a sitting room on the next floor.
How did the windows and doors play a role in the design or the client’s requirements?
Although hidden from the street, the home presents a striking three-storey elevation as approached from the driveway. The grand Jason Commercial Pivot Front Door leads into a large welcoming space with floor to ceiling Jason Commercial Windows. Perfect sunset views are enjoyed from the master bedroom where the Jason Commercial Awning and Fixed Windows have been used with the Jason Benchmark Door that leads out onto a balcony.
Did you come across any challenges with this home design?
Although it provides attractive views, the site also presented a number of problems, a major hurdle being a substantial amount of limestone requiring rock breaking. The tight nature of the site, together with it being a rear block, created a logistical challenge in performing earthworks, staging of materials and coordinating trades, which meant schedules and resources had to be planned well ahead. At times, a bobcat had to be craned into various positions in order to proceed with the earthworks. Broadwater Builds demonstrated their ability and experience to overcome these challenges and were awarded the contract to build this stunning home.
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About the Author
Broadwater Builds was formed from a desire to build homes and complete renovations for clients with quality, distinction and great service. When you partner with Broadwater Builds for your building project, you gain the experience, passion and dedication of the two owners and directors, Louis and Nathan. With over 22 years combined experience in the residential and commercial construction industry Broadwater Builds aims to provide a personal, hands on service and to form quality relationships with clients during their journey of building, whilst delivering a great product for an affordable price.
First published as Options Are Limitless in the New Homes lift-out, The Weekend West, September 7-8 2019 Edition. Updated and edited for Jason Windows.
Indah Island Hamptons expert Natalee Bowen talks finer renovation decisions.
When renovating or building your home, some of the most overwhelming decisions come in the form of selecting windows, doors and trims. If these are not the right colour, frame or design from the start they’re not easy to replace.
This is great for the Hamptons, coastal and traditional looks. The frames will stand out and create a pretty profile. However, there is a maintenance factor which needs to be considered. Jason Timber Look Doors give you the natural look of a timber entry door with the durability and strength of aluminium, which only need minimal maintenance and upkeep!
If you are after a more distinct profile use a semi-commercial frame over a residential frame, as this creates depth and a more solid look. From afar you really don’t see a huge difference between wood and aluminium, however, up close you notice cleaner lines in this style and there is hardly any maintenance.
We have used Jason Windows for our Hamptons Farm project here in Western Australia, as this gave us the fire rating we needed and allowed us to create beautifully featured windows using semi-commercial frames throughout. We also selected white frames to keep a traditional look that would stand the test of time.
If you are styling a Hamptons home, use a French window-style door to introduce a different aesthetic into an office or dining room. Front doors are another big feature decision, as they greet you every day. Think about the light into the entrance; do you want glass, or do you prefer privacy?
Skirting and cornices
Find your inspirations. Look through Instagram and magazines to get a feel for heights of skirting and width of cornices. If you are going with a classic American style, think detail without going over the top. If you are going more modern, think clean lines with little details such as squares, shadow lines or a block style. Don’t overlook these features, as they are a way to create layers and details on your walls and in your home.
If you are building or renovating, stay tuned to Indah Island and keep looking out for articles on everything you need to know, or read some of our related posts below to help with your renovation decisions. For more information on the Hamptons Farm project, visit the Indah Island website and check out their latest blogs.
About the Author
|Natalee Bowen has been in the design industry for over 20 years. Indah Island has been commissioned both Australia wide and internationally. Natalee’s work has received many industry awards and is now featured in many magazines, social media and TV programs such as Dream Homes, Ready Set Reno, Luxury Homes Revealed, Best Houses Australia, and Through the Front Gate, viewed by 40 million in America. Natalee has a unique style that incorporates the classic style of the Hamptons with the tropical lush of the coast. Natalee has also worked in the commercial sector designing, renovating and styling spaces. There is no limit to design, and Indah Island explores all avenues to create beautiful spaces. Please feel free to contact Natalee for a consultation today. She lives in Perth and works all over Australia.|