Hard not to go with flow of superlatives
Bespoke masterpiece came with long wish list and delivered magnificently, amazingly, beautifully, superbly... By NATALIE HORDOV
AMAZING, beautiful, incredible: there is no shortage of adjectives to describe this awardwinning, bespoke, two-storey home.
It is the creation of many, very talented people.
The four-year project began with a design by Designwise’s Adrian De Lucia.
“Adrian’s scope was to design a home where the garden was to flow into the house and, whilst allowing lots of natural light, we wanted sufficient wall space to display our art collection,” the owners said.
“Materials were to be concrete and wood with simple lines and lots of natural light.
“Adrian fulfilled every aspect of our design brief and more.”
Spadaccini Homes brought the design to life, embracing the different quirks of the owners’ design and making them work.
Opulence Interiors’ Gavin Lim added the finishing touches to the home.
“Without his keen eye, the total attention to detail would have been incomplete,” the owners said.
The magic begins as soon as you see the house.
The native garden at the front attracts birds, bees and butterflies and provides colour yearround.
“The street view of the house is stunning,” the owners said.
“The landscaping, particularly the planting of the veranda with the Pride Of Madeira, makes the house sit comfortably with the landscape.
“Once the garden matures it will be simply magnificent.”
The unique beauty continues with a stunning timber ceiling feature in the foyer created by Mr Lim and The Whale Carver Mark Yates.
An off-form concrete wall in the open-plan living area was inspired by Paraty House in Brazil and the owners said Mr Yates was the only person brave enough to take the work on and had created a masterpiece.
“We love the formed concrete wall with all its different textures and lights and the splash of colour from the paintings,” they said.
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