College Park.

A great example of attention to detail and careful consideration.

The setting of his home provided a number of key elements for our focus at a design stage and the response is a grand and striking home externally but a warm and inviting family home internally. The design provides for a great integration of external spaces and aspects from numerous vantage points to both lower and upper levels and the stepped level to the sunken lounge area and adjacent terrace provide views but retain privacy.

The original house was demolished to make way for the two storey home and swimming pool. Traditional construction methods and finishes that were used include: concrete raft slab, timber framed walls clad with brickwork and Hebel panelling. Floor frames generally trussed, with structural steelwork as required. Roof trusses, colorbond roofing and commercial framed windows were used.

An innovative and clever use of rammed earth walls featured through this home bringing another element of warmth and texture. The meticulous selection of material finishes chosen, brings this truly ‘understated’ and relaxed environment together. Theses exceptional finishes include the rammed earth feature wall staircase, the warmth of the beautiful Australian Spotted Gum timber stair treads, flooring, custom pendant lighting over the kitchen island, custom 2 pac kitchen cabinetry hosting European appliances and a galley for additional storage, underfloor heating to all bathrooms, custom made 2 pack cabinetry with stone vanities to all bathrooms together with sanitary-ware and tapware, custom made joinery featured in the living areas. The entertaining room hosts its own kitchenette and the ground floor pavilion comes equipped with custom joinery, BBQ facilities and features a timber slat ceiling.

“Honesty, integrity and focus on detail all combined to ensure every detail of the build process was managed in a timely way.  Jock, Josh and the team at Urban Habitats made the building process an exciting event and you could “trust” in the outcome of the project.  Contractors were professional, friendly and added value to the process, proactively providing insights along the way and choice where warranted.  Communication was transparent and timely and kept you involved each step of the way making the entire building process and enjoyable journey!”

– D & K, College Park