FIGTREE SPLIT LEVEL HOME
Sometimes, a project’s greatest challenge forces a build solution that becomes its greatest strength. When faced with a relatively steep, downward sloping site, the clients on this project initially tried to adapt existing project home plans to suit the site. This resulted in an unsatisfying appearance, poor floorplans and budget estimate blow outs.
Once a design was developed which worked with, rather than against, the slope, a functional floorplan was suddenly possible and Evolution was then able to bring this impressive, contemporary, split-level home into being – within budget.
AWARD WINNING WOONONA
This impressive design features high ceilings on both levels and a combination of Scyon matrix cladding and rendered brickwork give this home an impressive façade.
The entry porch offers a mix of materials with its timber clad steel posts, hand laid stone walls and scyon parapet to hide the box gutter. A generous black entry door opens to reveal a stunning feature stone wall.
The open tread and spine staircase with glass handrail invite you upstairs. The oversized garage and workshop space creates plenty of storage opportunities. A unique feature can be seen here in the polished concrete floor. River pebbles from Nowra were brought to the concrete plant and added into the mix. Additionally, the client had found some glow in the dark stones that are illuminated at night and we added those into the garage floor. Adding to the dramatic effect in the garage is the clever use of dark paint on ceilings and walls along with the feature lighting.
LIGHT FILLED DUPLEX
This ultra-spacious, contemporary duplex was meticulously built to provide low-maintenance, luxurious living. The duplex features strong, clean lines inside and out. Sleek, cubist shapes and gleaming glass are harmonised with natural materials to create two welcoming yet sophisticated homes. The high quality of this build begins at the nature strip with low, white-rendered retaining walls echoing the upper level of the duplex and providing continuity of the modernist style.
A variety of exterior materials - Rmax insulated cladding and sharp-edged rendered brickwork are unified by their crisp white colour and complemented by the warm tones of rock, river pebbles and timber. Maximum privacy is obtained in both homes via the offset design, positioning of driveways, gardens, fences and pools and separation of the entry porticos with a hand-laid, rock blade feature wall.
Careful placement of windows further enhances this sense of privacy while flooding the interiors with light. A limited palette of complementary materials and neutral colours creates a sense of calm that pervades the exterior and interior of this duplex.
Wombarra Beach House
This clever design was specifically created to suit the elongated narrow lot. The garage offers additional depth for storage and allows the owners to step up into the entry foyer by stairs at the rear which also provide a clever use of under stair storage.
From the entry foyer, the first floor is accessed and the open plan living, dining and galley kitchen open to a fabulous deck featuring highlight windows above the bifold doors.
A standout feature of the living area is the feature fireplace and an open void overviewing the entry foyer.
Building a first home is often daunting – particularly when you’re attempting a custom build. The young owners of 20 Fadden St, Kiama wanted to ensure that the process was enjoyable and the result was everything they’d been dreaming of.
With a modest land size of 420m2, the resulting collaboration is a crisp, modern family home with just under 188m2 of space to inhabit.
From the exposed aggregate driveway and architectural landscaping at the front, to the inviting sanctuary of the alfresco area at the rear, this house is a model of restraint, clever design and striking construction.
The sharp-edged, modernist exterior has been softened with the beautiful, natural texture of finely crafted timber and a lovely interplay of angles and materials. Precision construction was required to allow the simple elegance of the design to be realised.
Evolution were able to work with this family who fell in love with the floorplan and a modified façade to create a high-quality home in Wongawilli that exceeded their expectation in every way.
Contemporary, clean lines, neutral colours and timber highlights allow the beautiful lines of the structure of this home to shine through. The façade is almost Japanese in its aesthetic –western red cedar timber lining boards recess atop crisp white walls and are canopied by black gutters. The effect adds depth and height to an already striking, modern façade.
At night this feature is highlighted by well-placed downlights - creating a sense that the roof floats above the rendered and painted front elevation.
ORION DESIGN MODIFIED
When young children become teenagers, suddenly your family seems bigger and your home smaller. That was the dilemma facing the owners of this new Evolution Building Group home. Their solution was to find a house design that better suited their needs and then modify it, making it the perfect fit. The owners now have room for luxurious and harmonious family living, all wonderfully contained on a low maintenance 556m2 block.From the curb, this home presents as an executive residence. Light-toned, rendered masonry at ground level provides an elegant base for the horizontal, James Hardie Stria cladding in Dulux Caps on the upper level.
Clear glass balcony balustrading with stainless steel supports, clear coated Merbau timber columns supporting the upper balcony ceiling and a matching Merbau garage door provide contrasts of sleek against textural. The magnificent two storey column to one side of the façade combines Howqua & Alpine stone supplied by Eco Outdoors. The warmth of the stone matches the tones in the timber garage door, creating an impressive yet balanced façade.