Monday, 26 August 2013

Resort Pool In The Back Yard

With the long tropical summers on the Gold Coast, where would we be without a resort style inground pool.

Put a cave with cascading waterfall down one end. Landscape it profusley. Use an abundance of sandstone walls, pave it with, yes, more sandstone, then surround it with lush tropical palms and plants.

Thats the way to be the envy of your neighbourhood.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Five Decks Exposed.

Here they are. A closer look at all the decks. A bit extravagant maybe. I think not.

The main deck. Overlooks the resort pool. This is where the weekend bbq's are cooked, were sunday morning bacon and eggs are consumed, where time is spent on the couch reading a classic or just chilling out after a hard days work.

Two decks towards the rear of the house. The lower one of the rumpus room used by the kids for anything they shouldn't do inside. The top deck the perfect spot for a cup of tea early in the morning to catch those first rays of sunshine.

The laundry deck, well it is a deck off the laundry, good to put a clothes airer on, access to the back yard and actually a very peaceful, inviting, cool retreat on a hot Queensland summer afternoon.

Last but certainly not least is the office deck, the smallest of them all, but certainly still offers a space to take a break from the paperwork overload.  

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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Intricate Carved Indian Door

Ornate carving adorns this antique Indian door.

From a long gone era this exotic piece of art takes you back to a time when skilled artisans plyed there trade without the burden of mass production (but with crap remittance).

You must wonder whether the patterns have a specific story or symbolise a part of their lives.

 The door arrived as four seperate panels, which we had joined by a boat builder friend to make three panels opening on a pivot hinge and one fixed.

You can see the rivets used to hold the door together on inside bent over as well as the heads on the outside.

To make the transition from old to new, we made a pediment or doorheader by routig three seperate pieces of timber then glueing and nailing them together.

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Big Bright and Bold

Take a look at the massive size of the main living, kitchen area.

Windows all around to maximize views and let in heaps of natural light.

Four metre raked ceilings with ornate fan and pendant lights give the room a wow factor.

All the downlights are energy efficient leds.

 Solid bamboo floor compliments the paint scheme giving the room a peaceful contented feel.

At the rear of the room is the modern two pack kitchen with everything you need. Soft close doors, granite benchtops, glass splashback, fridge with ice maker and stainless European appliances.

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Monday, 10 June 2013

Stairway To Heaven

The concept here was to design the staircase to be as open as possible.

Steel was laser cut,  then welded and powder coated ready to be bolted to the wall.

No chunky posts or closed in stairwell here.

With the wings bolted to wall merbau treads were the fixed in place.

The foyer was kept light as possible with glass balaustrade.

To top it off a 1.8m crystal chandelier was hung.

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Lets Make A Grand Entrance.

Four Crates of sandstone should do the trick.

Each piece cut to fit as layed. Two storeys high, so heavy the wall had to be strengthened to take the weight.

 Throw in a centuries old Indian door as the entrance.

Now thats the way to make a grand entrance.

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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Think Big, Build Big.

Pool, landscaped gardens, lots of decks.

There it is. So big some call it a resort.

And why not? Main deck 100 square metres, Deck off both floors at the back,
top deck being off the parents retreat/masterbedroom.

Don't worry, I know I said five decks. I'll show you the other two soon.

Resort style pool, you guessed it I'll show you the cave and waterfall soon.

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