Modern Queenslander

A stunning modern Queenslander on a narrow lot with a focus on indoor / outdoor living


Project Brief


Our clients were looking to build their dream home in a scenic neighborhood. They have always admired the charm of traditional Queenslander homes but desire a modern twist to suit their contemporary lifestyle. The clients’ vision revolves around creating a living space that seamlessly merges with the outdoors while offering stunning views of the nearby parkland and water. They value quality, functionality, and aesthetics and are willing to invest in creating a home that truly reflects their style and meets their unique needs.

Design Concept:

The design concept was to create a modern Queenslander home that prioritizes indoor-outdoor living. This will be achieved by incorporating large glass sliding doors and strategic placement of windows to allow ample natural light and seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces. The key elements of the design concept include a spacious layout, a designated outdoor entertaining area with a built-in BBQ, a relaxing plunge pool, a homley kitchen with a butler’s pantry, multiple living areas, and maximized views of the parkland and water.

Indoor-Outdoor Living:

The focal point of the design is to create a connection between the indoor and outdoor areas, harmonizing the living space with the beautiful surroundings. Expansive and strategically placed glass sliding doors achieve this objective. These doors will allow the occupants to easily access and enjoy the outdoor areas while maintaining a seamless flow between both zones. This integration of indoor and outdoor spaces will not only enhance the overall experience of living in the house but also make it ideal for entertaining guests.

Outdoor Entertaining Area:

To cater to the clients’ desire for an engaging outdoor space, a designated entertaining area will be created complete with a built-in BBQ. This area will be open, spacious, and sheltered, allowing the family to host events or simply enjoy a meal together while appreciating the natural beauty of their surroundings. The sound of sizzling grills, laughter, and the aroma of delectable food will create a lively atmosphere for friends and family to gather and create lasting memories.

Plunge Pool:

To further enhance the outdoor experience, a plunge pool will be incorporated into the design. This pool will not only provide a refreshing retreat during hot summer days but also serve as an aesthetically pleasing element that adds depth and interest to the outdoor space. The pool is positioned to be seen when inside the home, creating a serene and tranquil ambiance in the backyard.

Amazing Kitchen and Butler’s Pantry:

The heart of the home will be the kitchen and butler’s pantry, designed to meet the clients’ desire for a modern, functional, and visually appealing space. The kitchen will feature top-of-the-line appliances, ample storage solutions, and a spacious island for food preparation and casual meals. The butler’s pantry will provide additional workspace and storage, allowing the clients to keep the kitchen clutter-free while entertaining guests.

Multiple Living Areas:

To accommodate the family’s various needs and activities, multiple living areas will be included in the design. These spaces will be versatile, providing areas for relaxation, entertainment, and family bonding. Whether it is a cozy movie night in the media room, a quiet reading corner, or a vibrant play area for the kids, each living area will be carefully crafted to reflect the family’s lifestyle and preferences.

Views to Parkland and Water:

The unobstructed views of the nearby parkland and water are key to the design concept.  Whether it is enjoying a cup of coffee while overlooking the park or watching the sunrise over the water, the clients will have the opportunity to fully appreciate the natural beauty surrounding their home.

In conclusion, the home will be a modern interpretation of the traditional Queenslander home concept, designed to seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living. The emphasis on large glass sliding doors, a well-equipped outdoor entertaining area, a plunge pool, a stunning kitchen with a butler’s pantry, multiple living areas, and maximized views of the parkland and water will create a home that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. This project aims to meet the unique needs and desires of the clients, providing them with a dream home that reflects their style and offers a harmonious living experience.

Modern Kitchen


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