Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Challenging the Status Quo; Bringing a Sophisticated Style and Architecturally Inspired Lines to the Coast

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Challenging the Status Quo; Bringing a Sophisticated Style and Architecturally Inspired Lines to the Coast

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YOU live in paradise with the goal of designing and building your new home. You spend your weekends driving the coast studying other beautiful homes and your evenings browsing online for inspiration.

You know your style. It's clean, contemporary, modern and slightly industrial. You love bold contrasts in colours paired with the beautiful simplicity of open spaces.

You prefer minimalism over clutter. A blank wall is a blank canvas for your imagination. You'd rather keep it blank until you find the perfect piece of artwork to hang.

Your home is a representation of your lifestyle and should perfectly compliment the way you choose to live.

This is exactly the situation in which the owners of the award-winning Aura Home found themselves in.

They'd purchased a block of land and were grappling with the decision of choosing a designer and builder. They knew their style - bold, striking, modern and spacious. But they couldn't quite find what they were looking for.

When they approached Dominic Tyacke, director and builder at qldBUILT, to tell him about their dreams and visions, he couldn't resist the challenge.

QldBUILT's projects tend to have the luxury of large sized blocks; however, the Aura Home was to be built on a modest section. This presented an increasingly common challenge in itself.

How can you fit four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a double garage, living areas, alfresco area and a courtyard onto a block this size - without making it feel cramped?

Surprisingly, that's the easier part.

The real challenge arises when the client wants to do all of the above and, in addition, make their home stand out for its designer appeal and street presence.

The result boldly speaks for itself.

No matter from which angle you approach the Aura home, you cannot deny its differences. The striking monument and dark timber facade is the perfect introduction to what lies through the large clear glass front door. …

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