Architect: Rivplan Design
Builder: Robertson Constructions
Photgrapher: Robertson Constructions
Fabricator: All Glass Wagga
About the project
The Kunzea Estate project was planned and executed down to the finest detail, with the clients brief asking for their new family home to be an elegant, yet practical place to live. Everywhere you look there are powerful design features brought on by the use of key materials which are explored below.
The façade of the home is one that captures the attention of visitors as they drive up the long winding driveway. A mixture of glass, render, and lightweight aluminium cladding all contribute to its pronounced position, sitting on the undulating rocky surrounds. The glazing in the home has enabled a softening of the overall presence with transparent balcony’s and glazed outdoor retreats. The aluminium window and door products were selected not only for how they would look aesthetically, but also how they would cope with everyday household function and use. A family with young children accommodate this property, and ‘little hands’ were considered when hardware options were suggested. Automation was also a critical part of the brief, so electric awning winders featuring rain sensors enable the windows to be controlled from a central point in each room; allowing the occupants to tailor the airflow, as well as combating the changing weather and climate conditions.
The colours pallet was chosen to suit the natural landscape, allowing the house to blend into its surroundings but still stand as a feature in its landscape – setting itself aside from its neighbours. The contrast between earthy colourbond monument window frames and decorative clad timber-look aluminium cladding, is just one example of how this has been achieved. The Decowood Natural Blackbutt woodgrain finish is also featured on the extensive deck which helps anchor the house to the land.
Capral Aluminium Architectural Glazing Systems (AGS) feature exclusively through the property. These products help to create transparency on every face of the building whilst providing thermal comfort and light drenched family rooms. Feature products including Artisan folding doors, Futureline thermal break awnings, 900 series sliding doors, and custom sized fixed windows are all embedded into the square set white walls creating a sharp crisp finish to compliment the clean modern lines of the internal décor.
Decorated with modern new furniture, with a classy touch of old classical pieces, the home centres around the light filled living and dining spaces; which flow seamlessly onto a marvellous expanded outdoor living space where sunsets are enjoyed every evening overlooking the Wagga skyline, mountains and plains.
It is not until you step away from the house and take a breath, do you really notice the homes detailed planning and specified product selection that makes this a house that will not age, but grow with it’s surroundings.
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