Meticulous by design
An amazing modern plan comes to life with the attention to detail of talented and skilful tradies who all happen to be best mates
IF you’re after a striking home with serious street appeal then Tayne Watson’s “modern Melbourne” home on the Gold Coast is sure to impress.
The boss of DC house design teamed up with a friend to construct a modern masterpiece in Robina.
Friendship paid off for Mr Watson who was fortunate enough to hire the rest of his mates – a tiler, electrician, roofer and painter – to work on the project.
“I have done a lot of work across the Coast and in Brisbane working on commercial and residential projects but this is my first personal project,” Mr Watson said.
“It was all self-funded so I could take my time choosing styles and getting imaginative with the design.
“It was a lot of fun, especially working with my mates because we would reward ourselves with a celebratory beer after every stage. “Having a mate for every job is handy.” The property at 14B Pinehurst Ave was originally home to a 1988-built house.
“There was a lot of potential in the block, it had good street presence and the location was convenient,” he said.
Mr Watson was able to combine his skills with his friends to create a home that offered luxury living with quality finishes.
“We didn’t have an army of help so the turnaround took about 12 months from start to finish,” he said.
“We wanted a modern Melbourne feel that stood out on the street but the design really evolved as we kept going.”