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The owners of this property had very specific
requirements – a home built solely for them without
the thought of resale, with many entertainment
zones both internal and external, high-end finishes,
and attention to the finer details.
A home designer and broker helped cement the
ideas for this property, but the team at Aquila Homes
was instrumental in refining them, suggesting
alternatives in finishes, and sourcing different
materials until the client was completely happy.
In preparation for the build, the sloping 550sqm
block required chemical injections to support
existing structures on the boundary. The two-storey
plan was designed with solar-passive principles in
mind, such as cross ventilation and controlled light,
and temperature control throughout the year.
On entering though the solid cedar pivot
door into a grand, expansive entry, the quality
of finishes is apparent immediately. Large Italian
porcelain tiles seamlessly lead into the open-plan
dining, kitchen and living areas where extensive
use of glass sliders to the alfresco blur the lines of
inside and out.
The kitchen was designed to optimise views of
the external features and to blend with the open-
plan living space. The perimeter cabinetry in gloss
white accentuates the island wrapped in charcoal
grey, which is given luminosity when lit with the
The end result is a luxurious home that displays
true refinement while retaining modesty, a sense
of style, and timelessness.
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