Construction Progress Photos
the outset there was a design process that we entered into to provide a
property in a unique location that could optimise the attributes offered with
respect to the river, parkland and street features. The brief also included a request of
significant cultural importance to the family.
are some elements that are more often seen in a contemporary commercial setting
such as the 6 metre high alfresco breezeway void area through floor to ceiling
glass panels that connects inside at both levels with an open space that
provides uninterrupted views optimising the breezes from the north and
south-east and adding a spectacular ascetic feature to the building. The design was focussed around not only
functionality but the rear aspect of the structure to look as impressive as the
street view taking advantage of the riverside landscape.
internal design with as much thought around practicality and functionality the
living, dining, and kitchen area is constructed in a way for family
engagement. Once again optimising the
property position with river and parkland views and sensible access to the
inspection it is evident the workmanship is of extremely high standard and
Nixon Build insists on employing master craftsman to ensure not only the finish
is what is expected ,the work behind the walls and under the ground carries the
riverside has always been seen and marketed as a prestigious location. It is evident that sale prices and building
works in the area in relatively tough economic times still hold a strong
position with respect to Real Estate value. It is important to note the street appeal adds
ascetic value to the property and the street.
liveability which could be considered one of the most important points of any
remodelling is as good as it gets for modern day lifestyle. The design was around capturing capacity to
entertain with full engagement with the guests or family but with appropriate
separation for occupants that may need to separate themselves to bed or study
or simply be engaged in another activity such as the Theatre Room. The added bonus to the liveability factor is
the impressive ascetic features such as floor to ceiling glass that provides a
visual connection occupying the void between the ground and first floor giving
the focus on the mezzanine upper level feature and the connecting staircase.
to this there are separate quarters that is well interfaced with the main
building that includes a bedroom, ensuite and separate study/office space. All these areas mentioned can be used
independently without affecting other sectors of the household.
the landscaping is simple and for good reason.
The home was intended to be the main feature and to be highlighted with
simple gardening features for the final touch.
It’s worth a mention with respect to energy efficiency
performance we have installed a product call TMC which is a polymer synthetic
sprayed with a reflective aluminium film.
We have tried and tested this product and virtually eliminates any
thermal radiation penetration to the inside wall surface. The results have been so effective in
previous properties where the properties throughout the Summer and warmer
seasons has maintained a 3o temperature differential between inside
and ambient temperature ie. inside the building has remained 3ocooler than ambient throughout the day.
The owners of this property were a delight to work with. They were obliging, trusting, reliable and
charming. It was a pleasure taking on
this project not only because it was beautiful and interesting, it is just
great working with decent people.