Designed and built by Knowlman McDonald, this bespoke abode is a stunning combination of subtle features and sharp lines. The clients wanted a functional family home that would also serve as the ideal entertaining spot, and what they received is a stunning showcase of modern innovation that takes full advantage of its Brisbane River outlook.
Featuring rendered masonry, ALUCOBOND cladding, metal roof sheeting and a combination of sharp lines and unique design elements, the façade is a standout in the neighbourhood. A sense of grandeur is achieved by the large pillars, array of windows, and lush landscaping.
Upon entry through the three-metre-high pivot door, an impressive two-storey void offers uninterrupted views of the formal living room, exterior spaces, in-ground pool and water beyond, all while being environmentally-conscious. Orienting the house with an east/west axis achieved better cross ventilation, more natural daylight and sun shading, as well as river vistas to be enjoyed from the central hub and four bedrooms.
Continuing the open-plan concept of the entryway, the kitchen, living and dining area are harmoniously designed. With a crisp white colour palette and contrasting multicoloured LED splashback, as well as a statement island bench, a butler’s pantry and modern joinery, the kitchen is a visually interesting workstation that is ideal for cooking and causal entertaining.
Eye-catching patterns in the living and dining zone beautifully tie the open spaces together, while an internal fireplace adds sophistication. With the use of retractable glazed doors, a seamless flow between the indoors and outdoors is achieved, allowing access to the alfresco area and pool.
Designed with everyday convenience in mind, the house also features four bathrooms, including a red mosaic-tiled powder room, home theatre, multiple living spaces spread across both levels, and a 22,500L underground rainwater tank.
Originally founded in the 1950s as Griffin & Knowlman, Knowlman McDonald prides itself on continuing to deliver the same excellence in workmanship and dedication to client satisfaction that was synonymous with its predecessors.
Building in the Greater Brisbane area, with a focus on the western suburbs and riverside properties, Knowlman McDonald understands the importance of building a home that suits your lifestyle and budget.
Knowlman McDonald is a multi-award-winning company with many accolades from the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Master Builders Queensland. Most notably the company was awarded National Residential Master Builder of the Year by Master Builders Australia in 2009 for the pictured house.