This waterfront cottage on the Coomera River is about to undergo a major transformation designed by Matthew Dean Architects. The alterations and additions are to include a new kitchen, dining ensuite, walk in robe, carport and rear alfresco. The charm of the existing cottage has been maintained with the modern addition creating a clear contrast between the old and new.
The client required some extra space added to this modest cottage. With a tight budget, additions to the existing residence were deemed to be the most cost-effective option. The addition includes 2 new bedrooms, master ensuite & walk in robe, carport, kitchen and alfresco. New cladding is also proposed comprising of fibre cement sheeting and battens with a paint finish to give the home an updated coastal appearance.
This modern 2 storey luxury residence is located in Ashmore, on the banks of the Nerang River. Featuring 4 car garage, 5 bedrooms all with walk in robes, 4 ensuites, powder room, passenger lift, cellar, theatre, 2 living areas, large kitchen, butler’s pantry, alfresco & pool. Façade materials include Colourbond mat and Alucobond cladding. To be constructed on 2020. Stay tuned for construction progress pics.
This duplex development I completed last year, in Ashmore on the Gold Coast, is currently under construction.
This duplex development, in Palm Beach on the Gold Coast, should be starting construction in the near future. I designed this detached duplex for the clients so they could live in one and use the other residence as a rental property. The design in simple and modern with plenty of space for their growing family.
The project uses Colorbond Matt as a cladding material in Monument, as shown below. Hopefully, I will get around to taking some photos as the build progresses.
Architecture is not about building the impossible, which we can do if we have enough money and enough tools and enough computers. It is about building what is appropriate and about attaining beauty through such an approach. I describe this premise as ‘inherent buildability’, and I believe it is central to what I do.
There are always limitations on design. Planning controls, site size, shape and slope, and building budget all impact on design. While it would be wonderful to be able to design without restrictions, architecture is all about being able to work within these limitations and still design something beautiful.