Design Projects

6 Contemporary Homes featuring Stone

THESE INSPIRING HOMES AND PROJECTS UTILIZE STONE TO GREAT EFFECT |    ECLIPSE    BY    CREATE ARCHITECTURE

THESE INSPIRING HOMES AND PROJECTS UTILIZE STONE TO GREAT EFFECT | ECLIPSE BY CREATE ARCHITECTURE

6 Contemporary Homes featuring Stone

#1 - Echo Beach by Create Architecture

ECHO LANE FRONT FACADE | PHOTO    ANDY MACPHERSON

ECHO LANE FRONT FACADE | PHOTO ANDY MACPHERSON

Designing a home for long time family friends brings with it a responsibility that can’t be taken lightly especially if you hope to be invited back. The fact that the team has been invited back several times with open arms is possibly the best testimonial we could wish for. For now we will let the pictures speak for themselves. Please enjoy the sleek timeless beauty of The Echo Beach House.
— Create Architecture

Walling: Bangalow Ledger

Flooring: Buffalo Granite

Architect: Create Architecture

Installer: NSSA

Builder: John Hewitt

Photo: Andy Macpherson

 
ARTHUR STREET FRONT FACADE & FRONT FENCE | PHOTO BY    SCOTT BURROWS

ARTHUR STREET FRONT FACADE & FRONT FENCE | PHOTO BY SCOTT BURROWS

The Mermaid Beach Residence has been designed for a 700sqm North-South orientated site in Mermaid Beach, Queensland. The residence has been designed as three levels over a basement to accommodate a growing family.

The program has responded to the brief and sees generous living spaces to the ground floor level with a dynamic outdoor family area that invites natural light and ventilation through high level glass louvres. This space looks North over the pool and South to a lawn play area for kids. The second level area is for the children and guest sleeping zones, and the third level is the master suite and roof deck which captures ocean views.

The architecture is a composition of bold walls and roof planes, dissected by glass windows, doors and louvre panels to capture light and ventilation, promoting cross ventilation through the building.
— BDA Architecture

Walling: Annukka Random

Architect: BDA Architecture

Installer: NSSA

Builder: Black Brick Constructions

Photo: Scott Burrows

 
ALBATROSS BATHROOM FEATURING OUR SPLIT FACED SANDSTONE

ALBATROSS BATHROOM FEATURING OUR SPLIT FACED SANDSTONE

Walling: Split Faced Sandstone

Architect: BGD Architects

Installer: NSSA

Builder: N/A

Photo: Andy Macpherson

 
EXTERIOR LIVING | PHOTO BY    GREG SAUNDERS

EXTERIOR LIVING | PHOTO BY GREG SAUNDERS

Muliyamba means hill home to the original Bundjalung people. The site is characterised by undulating pastures sloping gently into a dammed water course. A western backdrop of tall eucalypt forest provides protection from harsh summer sun and cold winter winds but also represents a significant bushfire hazard.The site strategy was to nestle the home high on the site backing up to the forest then opening up extensively to the rural landscape panorama. The long and low horizontal form of the building stretches out into the landscape, opening to reveal sheltered living spaces and to welcome in views and winter sunlight
— Ocean Arc Architecture

Solid Stone: Byron

Architect: Ocean Arc Architecture

Installer: NSSA

Builder: Owner Builder with Ed Youl

Photo: Greg Saunders

 
FRONT FACADE | PHOTO BY ANDY MACPHERSON

FRONT FACADE | PHOTO BY ANDY MACPHERSON

Architect: Create Architecture

Installer: NSSA

Builder: John Hewitt

Photo: Andy Macpherson

 

#6 Cudgen Homestead by Arco Designs

FRONT FACADE | PHOTO BY    TIM CASAGRANDE

FRONT FACADE | PHOTO BY TIM CASAGRANDE

The process for this award winning design started with the owner asking me to convert their dilapidated steel shed into a small temporary residence until he raised enough money to do a brand new house in a separate location. Well he like the renovation so much he asked himself, why build a new house if we can extend the existing? So a few years later the owner approached us asking for an addition that would house all they need suitable for an extended family farm homestead. The property is now a working farm that sits on the noll of a hill overlooking farmland, a lake and the ocean in the distance.

We borrowed from the style of Frank Lloyd Wright but incorporating all the principles of good passive solar design to keep the house cool in summer but warm in winter. Plenty of sun lights the house up all year round but the extra wide overhangs block out the summer sun. Plenty of large screened openings get the cross flow ventilation happening ensuring the house doesn’t need air con.

Solid everlasting materials like rockwork, steel and glass ensure that the building will last a few generations without the need for maintenance.
— Arco Designs

Walling: Annukka Random

Flooring: Tunisian Gold

Architect: Arco Designs

Installer: NSSA

Builder:

Photo: Tim Casagrande


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Bathroom luxury: Split faced, sandstone wall

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Fantastic feature walls: Annukka random, limestone wall cladding

Poolside: Salt & Pepper Granite flooring

Poolside: Salt & Pepper Granite flooring

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Pattern Play: French pattern, silver travertine flooring

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Editor’s Pick: Santorini wall cladding

Behind the Scenes

BEHIND THE SCENES with Create Architecture on their Echo Beach House

BEHIND THE SCENES with Create Architecture on their Echo Beach House

Designing a home for long time family friends brings with it a responsibility that can’t be taken lightly especially if you hope to be invited back. The fact that the team has been invited back several times with open arms is possibly the best testimonial we could wish for. For now, we will let the pictures speak for themselves. Please enjoy the sleek timeless beauty of The Echo Beach House.
— Create Architecture
 

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