March 1, 2018
a spec-tacular home
Mid-century inspiration has well and truly made its way back into the limelight in recent years in the interior design and architecture realms. This Peregian Springs spec home has taken the retro movement and given it a modern twist, winning the builders an armful of awards.
Western red cedar timber, bright and open spaces, and clean, contemporary lines are the hallmarks of this modern mid-century inspired, award-winning spec home. Situated on the highly coveted golf course of Peregian Springs, this Balgownie Drive address features a central courtyard complete with swimming pool, plus a second outdoor space providing gorgeous light to the adjacent rooms. The overall feel is refreshing and modern with a clear connect to its natural surroundings.
The matte black and grey, contrasted with stark white and western red cedar colour palette continues the down-to-earth feeling throughout the home. Notable materials used internally and externally are scyon axon cladding, polished concrete floors with a burnished finish, and herringbone subway carrara tiles.
Feature lighting illuminates each room come evening and is accompanied by glass ceilings, large windows and louvers that brighten each space in the day. The frameless glass window in the ensuite not only lightens the internal space, but draws the eye to the openness of the ceiling and creates a beautiful glass detail at the facade of the house.
A striking feature timber wall lies central within this home encasing a seamless hidden door, which is perhaps the most appealing element in the house. Concealed hinges have been strategically placed to create a perfect appearance of clean lines and invisibility. They create a seamless solid timber cube within the house that surprises anyone walking through.
The front facade characterises the modern mid-century architectural shapes, which coupled with contemporary materials and finishings, provides optimum curb-appeal. The folded flashing that appears on the external facade was done to conceal a thick adjoining beam, while adding diversity to the appearance.
Attention to detail was at the forefront in the design and build of this home and is evident from the minute you set eyes on the exterior. The floor to ceiling internal doors, ceiling mounted robe doors and an internal daybed are simple yet effective finishes that make all the difference.
This inspired and thoughtfully constructed spec home has been lovingly created by Dayne Lawrie Constructions. It’s no wonder the home received three awards in the 2017 HIA Sunshine Coast
Awards and went on to win the Spec House of the Year in the state awards.
Dayne and Nadia of Dayne Lawrie Constructions envisaged a small family or older couple making use of this desired address.
“We wanted to create a private home but to also maximise the golf course views. The internal courtyard and swimming pool is a very private space that was intentional in its placement for privacy,” says Nadia.
“We were surprised (by the awards) as there are a lot of amazing homes being built on the Sunshine Coast. We put a lot of thought and attention to detail into the home so it was nice that it was noticed by the judges.”
They’ll now go on to the national awards in Singapore in May, facing other spec homes from all around Australia. We have no doubt that regardless of the outcome, this home is something the team at Dayne Lawrie Constructions will be immensely proud of for years to come.