This home was built in 1992 by Carl, the late founder our company Abor Developments P/L. He built this home to showcase our capability as a high-end builder, and it featured 53 underground piers, double brick walls, suspended concrete floor, curved concrete staircase covered in granite slabs, the high timber ceiling was a main feature in this grand home.
Situated on a hilltop, it commands a sweeping view of the hinterland, surrounded by manicured gardens complete with tennis court and swimming pool. On entry, the home caters for entertaining on one side with formal living and dining rooms, which are completely separate to a family retreat area.
As a builder this renovation project was very sentimental for the current director. “I wanted the final product to be a tribute to my father and his masterpiece.” said Ted.
The home was still in excellent condition due to the solid foundation, with barely any cracks or deterioration. Before we got started, we identified 4 main areas that were key to a successful project: the 3 living rooms, the kitchen, the master bedroom and the ENS. With our own in-house interior designer, Emi, the role and vision of this critical element was well covered ensuring an exceptional product in the end.
Emi’s challenge was to modernise the interior while paying respect to the original architectural elements, as many of them would need to be maintained in order to protect the home’s unique character.
- Granite entry and staircase
- Handcrafted wrought iron balustrade
- Exposed Cathedral timber ceiling with timber imported from Canada
- Ochre coloured face brick wall
The colour scheme would need to provide warmth, to bring a sense of elegance and luxury. Emi worked closely with our cabinet maker, who spent hours adjusting the kitchen layout so everything lined up the way Emi envisioned.
The extra effort from the whole team enabled us to produce a quality kitchen that set us apart from others. The hard work certainly paid off with the kitchen being chosen by readers of QLD Home Magazine as the winning kitchen design.
When the new owners discovered Emi was responsible for beautiful interior design and décor of this grand home, they engaged her to assist them in the furnishing of their new house. The new owners are thrilled with their home and the décor created for them.
A satisfied client is our ultimate reward.