Sitting a mere 200 metres from the water’s edge, this custom designed home by Casey Jackson Homes is breezy in style, befitting its bayside home location.
The clients wanted a home that reflected the ever-popular Hamptons style – a look well suited to the area – with coastal elements and plenty of shared living zones. It also had to take advantage of the stunning location, opening up the home to catch the bay breeze and make the most of the seasons.
“The clients wanted a home that enabled everyone to have their individual space, yet one that also allowed them to come together as a family,” says Casey from Casey Jackson Homes. The family decided on a three level home, with the ground floor dedicated entirely to the children – complete with media room, pool room, pool and al fresco area, and a sports court – and the middle floor containing the bedrooms.This level also boasts a generous central living space where the family congregates. The top floor/attic is the parents retreat, with its electric fireplace and a private balcony to take in the views. It’s the ultimate zen zone, where the parents can retreat to a peaceful space.
The clients spent significant time working with the in-house colour consultants at Casey Jackson Homes to select all the materials and finishes, as well as sourcing all of their furniture and soft furnishings themselves to reflect their personal style and that dream coastal chic look.
Bedrooms have been kept light and airy, with plantation shutters, plush grey carpet and spacious wardrobes by Lifestyle Wardrobes – an essential element for any family home, helping to keep clutter out of sight – while the bathrooms continue the white and grey palette, making for refined simplicity. And, in keeping with the clients’ wish to have a central space where the parents and kids could relax together, the combined kitchen, dining and living room is the heart of the home.
The kitchen in particular shows off that much longed for Hamptons style, with Phoenix Tapware sourced from Tradelink Plumbing Supplies and cabinetry by Bayside Cabinetmakers offsetting the stone benchtops.
Outside, a standout feature of the home’s facade is the stone work – visibly striking from the street, it’s been the key focal point that people refer to when making reference to the home.“ By using a mixture of materials including stone, James Hardie Linea Board and steel, we were able to achieve a home that not only suited the local environment, but that also incorporated the clients love for Hamptons and Cape Cod styling,” explains Casey.
The water facing, rear elevation of the main floor is predominantly openable glazing to maximise passive cooling of the home in the warmer months and link the home to the pool area, which is complete with Alpine Grigio tiling from Beaumont Tiles.
And it’s this open space ideal, according to Casey, that sets this family home apart.“Despite there being such a large amount of living space, it still feels warm and inviting and is designed to make the most of both summer and winter living.”
The result is a home that embraces the very best elements of the Queensland lifestyle indoor/outdoor living, with plenty of time for fun and relaxation.