DESIGNED TO TURN HEADS
BRISBANE’S HOTTEST YOUNG BUILDERS HAVE DONE IT AGAIN - AND THEIR LATEST SHOWSTOPPER IS ALREADY CREATING A BUZZ
A Paddington property has become the “talk of the town” after Graya Constructions, a dynamic brother duo, transformed what was one Queenslander on 1147sq m, into two homes on separate titles.
Originally purchased by Rob Gray, 29, and his brother Andrew, 32, in May last year, Rob said the listing had turned heads due to the size of the home and the size on the land.
But this time, he said, it was the architecture and materials used that was creating a buzz.
“I can’t believe it still to this day, every single person literally stops, but it’s just really unique with a huge glass window in the pool out the front,” Rob said.
“The architecture and the materials are just like nothing else around here, if not in Brisbane.”
They commissioned award-winning Brisbane-based architect Tim Stewart after working on previous projects, including the designs of each of Rob and Andrew’s own homes.
“Tim’s clearly in the top, one, two or three architects in Brisbane, and it’s pretty easy to see why, his portfolio of beautiful houses is endless,” he said.
“We’re just in love with his designs and he’s a really nice guy to work with.
“The brief was to create a memorable property, so those driving past won’t forget where and what Woodrock is.
“It’s a head-turner and nearly every car that goes past slows down or stops.
“Woodrock is super modern, contemporary with lots of angles and offers a view across Paddington to the old water tower.”
The project wasn’t without its challenges, but nothing innovative thinking couldn’t solve.
“The previous owner had actually subdivided a 405sq m block on the corner, off from his house, from where the Queenslander sat in the middle of the block,” Rob said.
“A lot of people were doing their sums ... on how he divided the land, whereas Andrew and I, from day one, always saw a lot more value in moving the Queenslander. “It’s actually a really big house, so it didn’t look like it was very movable, but we always knew it was doable.”
Rob said they moved the home on to one side of the property, which squared the blocks each with a similar land size.
“Which then opened up a space to build really nice high-end homes, as opposed to one bigger block and one smaller block on the corner.”
Included in its impressive design are five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a four-car garage, multiple living spaces, pool and wine cellar.
Woodrock comes with landscaping and a stunning pool with a glass window, Miele appliances, marble benchtops, ducted airconditioning, polished concrete floors and 60m combined dual street frontage.
About four years ago, the brothers established Graya Constructions and have completed several successful projects since.
Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire is marketing 33 Rockbourne Tce, as well as the original renovated Queenslander next door at No.29. Phone 0416 476 480.
>>So now you’ve seen what Graya Constructions can do with a new build, check out the renovation they did on the old Queenslander next door in tomorrow’s Sunday Mail.