Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Top Holiday Home Takes Tropical Living to Perfection

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Top Holiday Home Takes Tropical Living to Perfection

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Byline: Jaime Newborn jaime.newborn@dailymercury.com.au

IF just looking at it makes you want to slip off your shoes and into holiday mode, don't be surprised Co it's what it was designed to do.

An open living and environmentally integrated home on Hamilton Island has won the House of the Year project at the Australian Institute of Architects' 2011 Central Queensland Regional Architecture Awards, and it's all about tropical living.

Architect Renato D'Ettorre (of Sydney-based Renato D'Ettorre Architects) said when he was briefed on what was wanted for the holiday home, it was elegant, easy-care simplicity.

C[pounds sterling]In a holiday home it's about easy cooking, easy eating and living, and enjoying the location,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]This home (known as Solis) can open up on a perfect day so there's nothing between you and the landscape and sea; and on a rainy day it closes up tight, so you choose accordingly.

C[pounds sterling]There's a relaxed feel and not too much furniture in the way. …

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