Garth Chapman Queenslanders Project 1
Garth Chapman Queenslanders is renowned for creating faithful reproductions of traditional Australian homes using modern materials and building techniques. These magnificent abodes are distinctive in design and perfect for the Australian climate. For this project, the clients commissioned Garth Chapman Queenslanders with the sensitive task of replacing the existing, multigenerational farm house with a new family home that maintained a sense of heritage. Garth Chapman Queenslanders created a custom-designed, Burdekin-series Queenslander that meets the exacting brief. The home’s exterior exudes classic style and charm, and perfectly harmonises with the rural location. A signature portico towers over the grand splayed staircase, which leads to the inviting front verandah. The staircase features a balustrade handrail and a charming gate. Showcasing multiple archways and intricate wall detailing by VJ Plus, the entryway is dramatic and full of charm. The space flows into the formal living room, which includes a stunning statement fireplace.
Featuring a range of Miele appliances, including a double oven, a double-door fridge and a 110cm concealed rangehood, as well as lustrous 40mm Caesarstone benchtops, the kitchen is simultaneously functional and stylish. The convenient butler’s pantry includes a sink, minor appliances and an additional Miele dishwasher, and provides direct access to the laundry. Doubling as a mudroom and secondary entryway, the laundry is the perfect spot to remove and store footwear, outerwear and wet clothing before entering the living areas. This multipurpose, highly efficient space fosters a neat and organised home. The main bedroom is a real parents’ retreat, complete with its own walk-in wardrobe and spacious en suite. Large windows welcome plenty of sunlight, while generously sized cedar French doors grant access to the front verandah, which provides sweeping pastoral views, and is the ideal spot to enjoy the summer afternoon rainstorms or a cup of tea on a frosty winter’s morning.
Complete with hardwood timber decking and convenient ceiling fans, the pitched rotunda is ideal for largescale or casual entertaining, as well as alfresco dining. Garth Chapman Queenslanders specialises in classic, Queenslander-style homes that families love to own, and future generations will appreciate and enjoy. Designed and built with traditional and contemporary finishes, the company’s heritage-style houses combine the timeless beauty of classic architecture with the luxuries and comforts of modern living. While consistently winning Queensland’s Master Builders Association (MBA) Best Heritage Home award, Garth Chapman and his team of in-house designers and builders are equally adept at constructing distinctive contemporary designs. If you want an architecturally stunning house that is perfectly suited to the Australian climate, a traditional home from Garth Chapman Queenslanders is the perfect option.