Renovate or detonate… this is the question clients are often faced with. In this case, they chose to renovate a 1980's Lockwood home. With an innovative design by Reitsma Architects and some good decisions, the choice was a wise one.
With a block facing directly south and stunning water views, this house was designed to protect from the prevailing winds while capturing the canal views. A hardwood timber screen reflects dappled sunlight throughout the homes entry and courtyard and a clever use of louvers maximise light.
This stunning home is perched high on a knoll in Conondale, overlooking the Mary River with 270 degree views. Designed to capture maximum natural light and ventilation, this house features a contemporary palette of steel, glass and composite aluminium panelling.
Our first spec home has just taken out the prestigious HIA Home of the Year, for The Sunshine Coast / Wide Bay. It was a two year labour of love with an equally lengthy design stage prior to the build. Our main criteria for this spec house was to create a home which was energy efficient...
This exquisite, architecturally designed home is a peaceful haven set amongst rainforest and the soothing sounds of constant flowing water from the nearby Obi Obi creek. It features a parents retreat, yoga shala for meditation, separate office & washroom, children's beds & games building and numerous outdoor areas.
This stunning 337 m2 open plan home comprises five bedrooms, an office, library and a subterranean wine cellar. The contemporary galley kitchen was designed to be the hub of this family home and flows through to a large living area...
16 Zen House
This stunning home is perched high above the Glass House Mountains and overlooks the rolling green hills of Maleny. Designed to capture maximum natural light and ventilation, this house features a contemporary palette of glass, steel and sustainably sourced timbers.
Designed to capture the summer breezes and winter sun, this house is protected from the prevailing south-east weather and takes full advantage of the stunning Maleny location with 360 degree rural views. A striking ten metre long New Guinea Rosewood stacking door graces the living area and opens to a stunning layout...
The Glasshouse Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for this 446m2 executive style home.
Upon entering the house, the transition from outdoors to indoors is seamless with glass bifold doors that give the appearance of vast space and light and only enclose the living area when there is inclement weather.
This unique 350 m2 eco-home was constructed with a separate slab on-ground construction and is connected via a suspended floor. Blackbutt floors create a feeling of warmth and the raked ceiling and highlight louvre windows throughout the living area provide an abundance of natural light and cross ventilation.
12 Project 12
This modern family home was designed to utilise natural light all year round. The clients' brief was to create ‘a warm family home' and this is embodied in the hub of the house, the cosy galley kitchen which is central to the living area.
11 Project 11
This high set Queenslander style home was built with lazy summer days in mind. Effective use of the 292 m2 floor plan includes 3 spacious bedrooms, a media room and a stunning rose gum hardwood kitchen.
10 Project 10
This Quail Constructions/owner designed ranch style home was constructed to luxury specifications.
This 372m2 home features 4 bedrooms and the central kitchen, with granite bench top and splashbacks overlooks stunning valley views, the outdoor living area and swimming pool.
09 Project 9
Designed and constructed by Nathan Quail, this energy efficient, timber framed pole home is situated in dense bushland with a stunning outlook over Conondale. The exterior is clad in a combination of rough sawn hardwood weather boards, hardwood chamfer boards, FC sheeting and stone feature walls, which merges perfectly with the surrounding bushland.
08 Project 8
This Quail Constructions and owner designed house was constructed on a suspended floor and designed for easy access and all year round living with its dual outdoor areas for summer and winter.
07 Project 7
This renovation was extensive and included the removal of the roof from the existing dwelling, the extension of the entire home and the addition of a second story.
06 Project 6
This Quail Constructions and Owner designed home is nestled in a country estate. Designed to follow the grounds natural slope this split-level building features Brick veneer construction, a colour-bond roof with ships gables, open plan living areas, ‘Blackbutt' secret nailed tongue and groove timber flooring and galley kitchen.
05 Project 5
This Quail Constructions and Owner designed home follows the natural ground comprising a garage on the lower level and the living areas above. Features include ‘Spotted Gum' secret nailed flooring and a ‘Gympie Block Masonry' veneer. High north facing windows allow warmth in winter and when open catch summer breezes.
04 Project 4
This colonial style house is constructed slab on ground with timber decks surrounding the rear, designed to maximise its breathtaking valley views. It is constructed with a ‘Gympie Block' veneer and features a matching internal fireplace and random sandstone slabs to the front veranda.
03 Project 3
This Quail Constructions and Owner designed Queenslander style home is set on acreage boasting huge living areas inside & out. Special features include curved internal walls, raking ceiling, floating timber floors, three metre verandas, 150 x 150 and 250 x 250 dressed hardwood external timber posts.
02 Project 2
Clad in a combination of fibro cement sheeting, colour-bond wall cladding and timber camphor boards, this Quail Constructions and Owner designed home is elevated to ensure breezes and include lower level parking which also leaves the opportunity for future additions. Features include ‘Blackbutt' secret nailed timber floor, galley kitchen and an array of timber decks.
Set within a 120 hectare working dairy, The Cosmic Cow Shed was constructed as a private residence for a young family.
As a celebration of local farm buildings, The Cosmic Shed has been found confronting by many who arrive looking for a conventional house.