Testimonials

"Melanie impressed us because she had a real feeling for the ambiance of the bay".

Richard Fisk

"Thank you for realising our dream".

Fred and Helen Lankhorst

"Jacqui said she knew who to call to help them make the changes they needed to create their dream home".

Jacqui Grant

"We love the house and every day we spend here is a joy. We could not be happier with the results or more appreciative of all the effort and hard work".

Chris Liddell

Liddell Residence

The site for this beautiful home was narrow but very long, with a significant fall down to the waters edge.

The design brief for this project had some interesting challenges. One client, being an artist, required a studio with an inspirational ambiance. The studio was positioned high in the structure to combine the water and tree top connections, and has become a haven for her creativity.

With such a special site, it was important to have access to the sweeping water views from as many points in the house as possible. The result was, views from every room.  

A particular aspect of this related to the couple’s bedroom and ensuite. The bedroom has large windows and doors on two sides, with no potential for overlooking from neighbouring properties. The ensuite has a double shower with a retractable glass door forming one wall, which opens on to a walled patio. The doors are regularly left open to create an open air shower experience, with total privacy and water views.

The materials chosen for the home have greatly enhanced the warmth and character of the rooms. Beautiful timber floors and feature raked ceilings, sit gently with the stone and glass elements in the rooms. The living rooms and kitchen wrap around an elevated partially covered deck, with the best view in the house. These spaces all connect seamlessly to create an intimate yet spacious environment, whether it’s for two or ten.