A Hampton’s style home, in a Brisbane character area… is there a problem? Not for Evermore Designed Homes when they took on the challenges of this cosmopolitan brief. A large part of what made the whole process flow smoothly was that Evermore provide a ‘one stop shop’ service when it comes to designing, building and decorating houses.
It certainly helped that their clients had found a good sized block of land with a 14m frontage on which to build their home. As Luke Maguire of Evermore says “When you are designing a home with a good frontage – it’s essential to ensure balanced proportions that create a street appeal which allows a home to sit comfortably into its streetscape.” Although this home was in a Traditional Building Character zone, which simply meant that the new dwelling had to be complementary to Queensland architecture pre 1946, so the Hamptons style that the clients loved sat very well in the quaint Bulimba street amongst established traditional homes.
The finished design has the master suite (incorporating an ensuite and walk in robe), three bedrooms, a main bathroom and multipurpose area upstairs, while downstairs, the kitchen, dining, living room and alfresco area all overlook the in-ground pool to the rear of the property. This floorplan ticked all of the boxes with a study,mud room and garage being positioned closer to the street, a powder room for guests as well as a theatre, tucked in behind the garage, protected from street noise.
Evermore’s interior designer, Melanie Fracchia, worked with the clients to select finishes which would complement the Hamptons theme – grey and white, inside and out, which is a pleasing and elegant combination and works well with the silver French pattern travertine in the bathrooms and outdoor areas, and spotted gum timber in the living spaces. The Hamptons look has been carried throughout the interiors – skirtings and architraves, cornices and cabinetry all reflect the detailing on the owners’ wish list.
From the initial collaboration in establishing a budget through to the first design concept, the Evermore team work with their clients through the often labyrinthine council requirements, through the design process, through the build, through the interior design to the final handover – and it’s all in-house. It certainly makes the journey into a new home seamless, resulting in a finished product as charming as this one!