Congratulations to the 5 finalists for 2019!
" Relaxed luxury is how I can best describe what i am presenting to you here. the space is contemporary enough to suit your style, cozy enough to keep you warm during those Southern Highlands winters and relaxed enough that you can kick your shoes off, put your feet on the couch and not worry about messing things up."
"The house is designed on the edge of a dramatic drop-off with views over Wingecarribee Valley."
"My vision for this home has been based on two key details outlined in the client brief. The connection to the bush that surrounds the home and the contemporary, industrial, minimalist and Mediterranean look you are after. My vision was to create cool and effortless spaces through simple yet sophisticated design choices. Each room should maintain its own individual personality and functionality while complimenting each other."
This home will be an escape to the country and holiday with family and friends. A big emphasis has been put on entertaining guests in this home and a holiday lifestyle.
" Bringing the rawness of nature that surrounds the house inside will allow the journey into the house a magical one. The intention behind this is to take the clients and transport them to a whole new world as they take a step into the well designed, well built space. The Cliffside House needs to have elements of surprise, which could be installed in a variety of ways throughout the different selections of the house."
Our clients have based their vision of the home on 2 properties. One property is in the same area - Joadja House by Harry Seidler. The other is a church conversion by Linc Thelen Design located in Chicago.
"The design I have developed harnesses the beautiful palette of the views from the house at Joadja. Blue sky, olive eucalypts leaves and golden summer grasses offer the pops of colour against the neutral background of white, black and grey. The overall concept is of a pared-back, but luxurious feeling retreat that allows the outdoors in and celebrates it's surroundings."
Katie & David's advice to the designers
"Remember you are designing for a lifestyle not a show home. Be bold, be daring and be true to your vision. Fill this home with love and excitement, so it can be enjoyed for the many years to come."
Michaela Le Compte
"It was a great project to be given with a wonderful location full of good design and fantastic views! The scope of works for the house involved three areas-the kitchen, living room and bathroom. I kept the palette on the cooler side because the spotted gum flooring immediately warmed up the space providing the balance to achieve overall a kitchen where you would like to spend time in. This was a key requirement of the client as they had a family and liked to entertain also."