Category: Custom Built
The modest street frontage of this home is truly a façade,
giving no hint of the magnitude of the 823 square metre three-level home just
inside the front gates.
The project was a challenging one, not only because of its
size requirement on a standard house site with a 10m fall, but also because of
the owner’s required inclusions.
There was a natural desire on the part of the landowners to maximise
the full panoramic ocean views in a well-established section of Encounter Bay.
As well as creative design solutions, these challenges required delicate and
close negotiations with the local council to ensure the home could be approved
amid strict height and setback restrictions and increasingly harsher rules with
regard to overshadowing and the protection of the privacy of neighbours. The
finished home is testament to what can be achieved with patience and a
professional and creative approach from a design team.
The owners weren’t seeking any ordinary four-bedroom home.
They wanted many special features. The indoor 16m lap pool was no mean feat to
accommodate on the steep site, nor were the four secure undercover parking
spaces accessible from the street frontage which had a sharp cross fall.
Some of the personalised and unique features include
self-cleaning glass with a sprinkler system to the many square metres of
inaccessible windows; a dedicated home theatre room of a specific size, shape
and acoustic design; a large underground cellar; beautiful, generous butler’s
pantry and bathrooms designed around imported baths and vanities. The home
features 3m ceilings throughout and two generous balconies, each offering
uninhibited views over the seascape.
The extensive use of imported travertine floor to ceiling
tiling further enhances the feeling of spaciousness throughout as well as
providing a natural feel and practical surfaces.
Although the home screams opulence, it has, by no means,
forgotten the importance of incorporating good environmentally sustainable
design principles. It features a fully automated electrical system covering
lights, cooling and automatic blinds with the home’s power needs supplied by 48
solar panels on the roof as well as solar heating for the pool.
With its swimming
pool and five bathrooms, the home is also surprisingly self-sufficient for
water with three well-concealed tanks storing 50,000 litres of rainwater
beneath the house.
No detail has been
left undone in this home that boasts luxury at every turn, including picturesque
sea views from the windows of each bedroom, a spacious walk-in robe to the huge
30 square metre master bedroom, extensive storage areas on both living levels;
an office, bar area and separate family room on the second level and even a
generous lawn and garden area at the rear.
Description of Material Used:
– Suspended Concrete Slab
– Suspended Concreted Slab
– Timber Floor
Frame - Stratco
External Material: Rendered Bricks – Austral Bricks
Panel – SA Ceiling & Walling System
– Economy Roofing & Gutters
Iron - Stratco
commercial double glazed – AA Windows
Joinery Centre Door Frame
– The Source
Tiles Victor Harbor
Marble & Tile Care
2nd Fix: Stratco
10 Port Elliot
Skirting – Axiom Design
Glass – AA Windows
Light Fittings: LVX
aggregate concrete – Concrete & Paving
. Pool: Natural
Pools SA Pty Ltd