The appeal of an architect’s touch

first_imgBlanco at 38 Eldernell Terrace, Hamilton, has street appeal.The Queensland Architecture Awards will be held on Thursday, showcasing and commending some of the state’s most innovative residential property designs.The lucky winners will go on to be judged at national level across various catagories, but possibly one of the more coveted titles is that of most popular house in Australia, voted for by the public. Yet you don’t have to go far to see examples of good architecture at work. Anywhere in the state and you can see properties that have been expertly designed to suit an environment or owner’s lifestyle. Some of the results are visually ground-breaking, others more subtle. Either way, more people are turning to the help of an architect when building or rebuilding their dream homes. Here are three examples of houses that have received an architect’s Midas touch. Blanco at 38 Eldernell Terrace, Hamilton, is a three-level architectural marvel.Blanco, a four-bedroom property at 38 Eldernell Terrace, Hamilton will certainly catch your eye, with its custom timber cladding. Yet its facade is but a hint of the architectural advances inside. Designed by architectural studio The Artificial, Blanco sits high in its block to maximise the city views. Open the front door and enter into three levels of light-filled open-plan interiors, a floating infinity pool and sunken fire pit, built-in barbecue kitchen, and a master suite that occupies an entire floor. Carved into a 668 sq m block, the suspended slab construction and timber facade differentiates it from its neighbours. The property is on sale for offers of more than $6.65 million through Matt Lancashire and Patrick Goldsworthy of Ray White, New Farm. It is open for inspection today at 10.15am. 59 Molonga Terrace, Graceville, has benefitted from the eye of an architect.Designed by the multi-award-winning group Base Architecture, the property at 59 Molonga Terrace, Graceville, is not one to be missed. The property offers luxury industrial living, featuring raw and polished concrete, natural timbers, and large expanses of glass for overlooking Brisbane River. The three level property has a lift to take you between floors, which are open plan and spacious. A gas fireplace and soaring void on the middle level seamlessly connects the indoors to the outdoors, where there is a built-in barbecue, pool, landscaped gardens and a timber deck. Party the night away in a soundproofed bar area, with large wine fridge. The house has a fully integrated sound system, feature lighting, and ducted air-conditioning. The property on the market through Heath Williams and Ann-Karyn Fraser of Place, New Farm.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago Domes and water fountains feature througout this house at 5691 Anchorage Terrace, Sanctuary CoveThe owners 5691 Anchorage Terrace, Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast sought the help of award-winning architect TJV Design to bring to life their vision of a grand foyer with exotic domes and internal water feature. This five-bedroom mansion is sprawled across a 72ft of water frontage and features marble tiles, timber floorboards, infinity edge pool and spa, games room, boathouse storage, a low-maintenance garden and high-level home security system.The owners are open to offers through Alex Phillis and Zack Tanti of Alex Phillis Real Estate, Paradise Point..last_img

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