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Perth St Residence
Some of the more out-of-the-ordinary features of this home include:
- The home is 260sqm on a 280sqm block.
- It has a cantilevered master bedroom that overhangs the front courtyard.
- The upper floor is clad in dark stained timber and includes an automatically operating timber screen that slides across the master bedroom window.
- Internal walls are sand-finished render to add texture.
“The premise was that I wanted to keep it as simple as I could. I wanted to keep it raw. It’s not a spit and polish sort of house. I hope the timber finishes will fade and blend in over time.
The property had an existing type villa on it which I lived in for a while and I decided I liked the site.
Some of the organic elements in the finishes of the home include 'bag-finish' rendered internal masonry walls and plywood cabinet doors which fit into the overall aesthetic of the home. A wood stove completes the ambiance created through the use of warm and natural materials and texture.
The process has been very easy. Enjoyable, rewarding, stress-free. I had direct access to Dean and his staff and was kept informed at every stage of the build, down to the smallest detail. I chose a local builder. I had seen some of their homes over many years and I thought the architect builder combo was something that would work and that’s proven to be the case. It's been a very seamless process.
I’ve built before and to get that level of inclusiveness is …well you don’t get it too often. I would send an email to Dean’s office at 6pm at night and I’d have a response at 8.30 am the next morning”, the client said.
Grovedale Road Residence
This beautiful bespoke home, architecturally designed by Humphrey Homes and built in under 12 months, has many interesting and innovative features including:
- Skeletal structural steel frame integrated with rammed concrete
- Stained red cedar cladding
- Commercial window frames
- Cavity sliding doors
- Polished plaster feature wall
- 6m floor to ceiling balustrade rods
- Floating European oak stair treads
- Walk-in wine room
- Anodised shade louvre
- And more
“The house is full of beautiful and practical design features that we love, from the rammed concrete wall with seamlessly inset tall windows to the stunning columns bisecting the stairwell over two levels. The quality of the finishes is excellent - extra features like the polished plaster walls and the striking patterned tiles lining the kitchen island bench bring a neutral colour palette to life. Fine details like shadow-line ceilings and quality cabinetry add finesse.
The design process was much less daunting than I had expected. The discussions were inclusive and the contributions from the builder, architects and interior designer were interesting and constructive. We felt informed throughout and it was satisfying to deal with a team who seemed as enthusiastic about our project as we were.
The final design was a fantastic interpretation of our brief. The house encapsulates the "box of light" concept; there is natural light from various different aspects in every room, but without any sense of exposure. The varying levels of the house make excellent use of the sloping block and the outdoor spaces and pool flow naturally from the indoor living areas.
The Humphrey Homes team were always approachable and it was a pleasure to deal with them from start to finish.”
Anthea Mann & Will Moncrieff