Our latest project saw us collaborate with O’Shea and Sons Builders to create a stunning pavilion home in Brisbane’s inner south. This breathtaking home has been recognised in the media for its incredible accessibility features and innovative design qualities. In fact, it was recently featured on Series 7 of Grand Designs Australia and published in their prestigious magazine.
This pavilion-style, practical, yet accessible home is set in the humble suburb of Tarragindi. The pavilion home is an emerging style in Australia and refers to a box-like home that draws upon glass walls and open-plan living to create a contemporary space, which capitalises on its surroundings.
The biggest challenge in creating this home was that it was to be completely wheelchair accessible and designed for retirees. Accessibility is an important thing for us all to think about, considering our aging population. While this home needed to be practical, our clients (an ex-builder and an interior design aficionado) were not willing to sacrifice on style.
Extensive planning and research therefore went into making this project just right. With an abundance of James Hardie cladding, a botanical theme carried throughout and a combination of timber used, this home is a true delight. King Builders helped to bring our clients vision to life, creating a high-quality home they will treasure and enjoy for many years to come.
Let’s take a closer look…
The finished home includes several inclusive living spaces, all of which were constructed from stylish, yet functional materials including timber and cladding.
The ground floor living pavilion includes a dining area, kitchen, pantry and laundry, as well as a spacious living room with a feature wall comprised of James Hardie matrix board off-cuts. Applied in a double-stack brick-bond pattern and painted in a metallic rose gold, this wall is a statement feature of the home.
Just next door to this stunning feature is a beautifully-designed kitchen, complete with Polytec finishes, polished Geoluxe stone benchtops and top of the range appliances (think Miele and a Tink mixer tap).
The ground floor also plays host to the stunning entryway, with a 4.5 metre timber ceiling that stretches the length of the house. This acts as a cover for the “guest suite” – the client’s caravan. One of the biggest challenges of this project was creating an accessible outdoor area to store the caravan when the clients were at home. We managed to not only make this area accessible, but stylish as well meaning it truly can be used as a spare bedroom or granny flat in future.
Naturally, the finished home features a lift, as well as an architecturally-designed, raw oak staircase, which seamlessly connects the upper pavilion to the bottom. Both bedrooms are located on the upper level and have been lovingly created as a retreat from the buzz of the everyday, with the master bedroom featuring a built-in robe and easily accessible ensuite.
The ‘retreat pavilion’ (the upper floor) also features a huge deck, which offers sweeping views of Brisbane’s stunning cityscape. It’s the perfect place for an early morning coffee or an evening wine as you watch the sun set.
We are so proud to have been part of this wonderful project. It was an absolute delight to bring this home to fruition for our client. If you’re looking to transform your house or build your own new custom home, get in touch with King Builders today.