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Humphrey Builders & Designers principal Dean
Humphrey, his wife and three children are a beach-loving
family of five, who enjoy the outdoors as much as they
do the modcons of today's digital age. The main aim in
the design and construction of their dream home was to
find a happy medium between active, outdoor living and
contemporary, hi-tech conveniences.
Dean and his family wanted to create a modern,
spacious home with a beachside resort feel -- the South
West meets the city, if you will. The home was also to
incorporate environmentally responsible principles and
products like limestone, recycled timber and polished
concrete. It was to be both functional and aesthetically
pleasing, and was to serve as a display home, showcasing
Humphrey Builders & Designers' considerable capabilities.
Taking inspiration from the Bunker Bay resort in the
Margaret River Wine Region, Humphrey Builders &
Designers have created a home that catches the eye,
yet fits perfectly with its beachside suburb surroundings.
Natural products have been used throughout the
home, giving it a rich, organic feel, reminiscent of the
South West. Red cedar lines the home's feature apex
ceilings while timber salvaged from the famous Busselton
Jetty has been given a new lease on life. It has been used
for the feature column that separates the living and meals
areas, as well as for the front door sill, forever tying the
property to the region it takes its inspiration from.
Pitched ceilings throughout the home maximise space
and light, as does the clever use of massive jarrah and
glassy cavity sliding doors.
Features like polished concrete flooring -- suitable
for beach feet and the occasional bit of sand -- are why
this home is perfectly suited to the carefree, coastal
RECYCLED TIMBER from the old
Busselton Jetty has been used for the
feature column and the front door sill.
A STRIKING WATER FEATURE in
the alfresco area is made from handcrafted
glass tiles, which are lit from behind.
196 WA's Best Homes: architects, builders & designers 2009
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