This Couran Cove abode by ABC National catches the eye of boating enthusiasts and visitors of South Stradbroke Island alike for its striking pod feature and expansive façade. As well as being an iconic addition to the island and a showpiece of brilliant architecture, the house is a relaxing retreat for the homeowners.
When presented with the brief and drawings for the project, the team at ABC National wanted to push the boundaries of their combined expertise, and work outside of the conventional methods of building. Taking suppliers and contractors by surprise, the home’s architectural elevation is a unique statement, which gives the impression of two different homes within the same block.
During construction, the team faced several challenges surrounding the feature pod, and explored numerous avenues in order to provide a design with structural stability and cost-effectiveness. Through assistance and input from on-site carpenters and engineering staff, all difficulties were expertly resolved, and the pod was eventually designed to resemble a boat hull.
Incorporating a range of features that exude charm and character, the home includes expansive glazing and industrial lighting; polished concrete flooring in the main living areas; a walkway bridge to the main bedroom; and a fireplace punctuated by travertine cladding, with a polished stainless steel flue meeting the six-metre-high raked ceiling.
Connecting the indoor and outdoor zones is an integrated kitchen and barbecue, which encourages seamless outdoor living and entertaining. The alfresco zone comes complete with a stunning cantilevered stone benchtop, and a multi-level pool.
The final result is demonstrative of the exceptional work that the team at ABC National produce, and they take great pride in having been involved in such a unique build. With careful consideration and comradeship, the logistical hurdles associated with working on an island were effortlessly overcome, and the clients have expressed their excitement in having such a bespoke property to call home.
ABC National is a trusted building and renovation company with a reputation for delivering outstanding designer homes across the Gold Coast and Brisbane regions. Offering more than 25 years of industry experience, the talented group of designers and tradespeople at ABC National are available through every step of the building process, ensuring an enjoyable and rewarding result.
Passionate about using alternate methods and materials to create bespoke homes, ABC National prides itself on expressing individuality. The company has a genuine appreciation for the importance of every client’s project, regardless of size, budget or brief.
As a family business, ABC National relishes in developing long-lasting relationships with its customers, and strives to consistently exceed expectations.