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Grand Designs Australia

Issue#7.6 - December 2018

Following the success of the new Australian TV series inspired by the UK version, Grand Designs Australia welcomes you to a new era in home design magazines. Whether you’re building a new home, renovating or decorating, this publication features everything readers will need to know about creating their own grand designs. Industry experts offer advice on getting started, mortgages, environmentally sustainable design and project management, to name a few. Grand Designs showcases architects and designers, builders and homeowners working together on projects from concept to completion and features the latest colour forecasts as well as planning your interior, kitchens, bathrooms and window coverings. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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standout space

THE BRIEFThe clients request was to have a home that looked subtle from the street but opened up once inside, to take in the incredible ocean and city views. The home was designed with three distinct zones; a self-contained lower level for the owners adult sons, an upper-level master suite /retreat and a mid-level family zone. An all-weather alfresco area was an essential element to ensure the coastal vista was accessible all year round. DESIGN ELEMENTSFacing south with striking ocean and city views, it was paramount in the design process to ensure northern light was harnessed in this home. Strategic placement of highlight windows, clear glazed doors and a light void in the kitchen, allows for light and warmth to stream into the home. The lower ground construction,…

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from the editor

When I’m sourcing projects for Grand Designs Australia magazine, I’m definitively looking for an X factor. Something out of the ordinary, unconventional, and something that pushes the traditional boundaries of design. So how can we achieve this in our own homes? Our Wow Factor feature this issue will give you some pointers on adding that touch of pizzazz to your home, from art to oversized windows and doors.You may have seen the Grand Designs Australia episode featuring Daylesford Long House, the gigantic farm shed-turned-home and indoor garden oasis (watch out for it in an upcoming issue). There has been a recent trend towards turning traditional farming structures into cutting-edge residences. This issue, we take a look at two barn houses, one more locally in Byron Bay in northern New…

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from peter maddison

in nearly every project covered on GDA and undertaken in my practice, the build phase is where your preparation (or lack thereof) comes home to roost. There are hundreds of hands needed to make a home, all with different skill sets and agendas. A conductor needs all members of the orchestra to read from a common musical score in order to achieve a harmonious rendition of the composition. The builder’s equivalent of sheet music is a thorough and comprehensive set of drawings and specifications. They all need to be agreed on and costed. Materials need to be ordered before the first sod is turned.This set of drawings could include not only the architectural, but also the coordinated drawings from specialist consultants including, at a minimum, geotechnical (soil) and possibly…

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get social

(Image courtesy of Kristen Pelou/Sybarite) 01/ Letter Display We’ve found the niftiest product on the market. This letter display is a beautiful format for sharing words in a space. It features a wall-mounted system that can be changed daily to display different words and phrases, so you’ll find a home for this versatile item no matter where you live. It can be a menu, to-do list, an ideas board — the list goes on. georgeandwilly.com 02/ Galleria Series Stegbar’s new range of built-in and walk-in wardrobes, the Galleria Series, optimises bedroom space with clever design and flexible storage options to suit any room. Homeowners can mix and match between the collections — Couture, Tailored and Essentials — choosing from a variety of board finishes, hardware, accessories and drawers.…

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summer vibes

12/ Bone-inlay low sideboard in thin zigzag. fentonandfenton.com.au 13/ Randolph brass and marble floor lamp. artisanti.com 14/ Modernist neutral. fentonandfenton.com.au 15/ Single-seat quilt sofa in navy by Established & Sons. livingedge.com.au 16/ Spiral rattan plant stand. fentonandfenton.com.auINSPOAn uplifting look that doesn’t shy away from colour and patternSouth Yarra residence by Fenton & Fenton. fentonandfenton.com.au ■…

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work from home

11/ SNIDAD basket. ikea.com/au 12/ Katrina black-top round coffee table. zanui.com.au 13/ Artificial three-trunk fiddle-leaf tree. zanui.com.au 14/ SVALNÄS wall-mounted workspace combination in bamboo, white. ikea.com/au 15/ London table lamp by Dyberg Larsen. limelace.co.uk INSPO Stylish, functional and comfortable all rolled into one Styling by IKEA. ikea.com/au ■…