Owners Dream

The owners of this property longed for a forever home to raise their family of young boys in. They envisioned a house that would stay trendy throughout the year with plenty of open space and outdoor living areas.

Site Condition

A gently sloping block facing north on to bushland.

Design Solution

PlaceMate Architects designed a family friendly home that brings the outside in. From entry through the central front door, all living spaces open to the north and have views of the pool, play areas, and to the bush beyond. The parents’ rooms are located on one side of the house, and kids to the other. The interior spaces and living areas are open-plan, clean and uncluttered. An east-west axis provides private access from the garage to the bedrooms. Expensive materials are saved for sparing use in feature locations, with pale neutral finishes beautifully resolved throughout.

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Client & Partner Testimonials

Builders build, tradies trade, but the architect has the vision and ideas. Thanks Jan for your wonderful suggestions.

Stephen Stone Owner

Jan has a great eye for detail. Her plans are very comprehensive and she thoughtfully considers every aspect of how her clients will live within the space she designs for them. She specialises in period homes and homes with character.

 

Manley Homes Manley Homes

We knew we only had one chance to get the look and the acoustics right and the room also needed to work if we ever sold the home.PlaceMate took into account not just the acoustics, but also the aesthetics of the room. We are delighted with their work

Greg & Trish Elgar Brisbane

Best use of a steep site

PlaceMate topped the state for best use of a sloping site over $250000 at the Queensland Master Builders Association Housing & Construction Awards. The award was for the design of two contemporary townhouses built on a 500sqm site that dropped 10m from a busy road. All the bedrooms and living areas captured picturesque city views.

 

Best renovation $250-$500,000

PlaceMate took home the prize at the Queensland Master Builders Association Housing & Construction Awards for the best renovation between $250,000 – $500,000. The winning renovation was a 1910 cast concrete Californian bungalow-style home in Indooroopilly. The design added a new wing and unified alterations undertaken in 50s, 70s and 80s.

Recognised in The Courier-Mail

PlaceMate’s skills were recognised in The Courier-Mail for our transformation of a Shorncliffe residence originally built around 1910.

Registered with Board of Architects Queensland

Registration Number 2457

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