YOUNG GUN NAILS IT!
Designed by Red Door Architecture and built by one of Brisbane’s youngest rising stars, a new townhouse project has hit the market in Norman Park.
At just 26, Antonio De Luca of NAILD IT Constructions said he had built his company over the past four years – “despite the obvious hurdle of being a young builder” and was delighted to have the opportunity to showcase his skills on such a large scale.
“Knowing my capabilities and the high end projects I wanted NAILD IT to develop came with the difficult challenge of being a young builder and building my reputation up enough to have clients trust me with building their dream,” Mr De Luca said.
“Having successfully completed a project to the scale of Thackeray St continues to open up new opportunities by showcasing the quality of work I produce.”
MARJB Developments joint director Ashlea Tucker said Red Door Architecture recommended NAILD IT Constructions to undertake the relocation and renovation of the existing Queenslander on the site, to facilitate the townhouse development.
“Antonio’s work on the Queenslander was second-to-none, going above and beyond to ensure a very high level of finish to create a beautiful family home,” Ms Tucker said.
“His knowledge and commitment were clearly evident and provided us with great confidence to undertake construction of the townhouses.
“Antonio has played an integral part of the whole project, having been involved from the early concept stages through to completion.
“We have definitely formed a great working relationship and I’m sure it won’t be the last project undertaken together.”
Mr De Luca said he enjoyed the challenge that came with building a three-storey development to capture the city views.
“Having relocated the existing house to the front of the block and completing a full renovation on it in 2017, it was extremely rewarding to be able to complete the townhouse project as well.”
He said Red Door Architecture, who specialised in southeast Queensland projects, were tasked with designing luxury, spacious and modern townhouses.
“Our client, MARJB Developments, had an existing relationship with Red Door and was confident they could deliver on the brief, within the constraints of the site,” he said.
“The townhouse layout and design is openplan living with a seamless transition between the living, dining and courtyard area.
“They include a large stairway void, increased floor-to-ceiling heights and floor-toceiling glass to maximise access to natural light and ventilation.
“The third level is solely dedicated to the master suite with a large ensuite, walk-in robe and deck from the master bedroom, including a feature barn-style door.”
Mr De Luca said the elevation and views separated this development from others currently on the market.
He started his school-based apprenticeship in Year 11 after recognising his passion for the building industry.
“After completing my apprenticeship in mid2012, I went on to start my own business, NAILD IT Constructions, which soon evolved into a company after studying and obtaining my builder’s licence in multi-residential construction,” he said.
MARJB Developments' new release at 95 Thackeray St, Norman Park, built by Antonio De Luca (pictured) of NAILD IT Constructions.