A literal stones-throw from the deep, blue waters of Moreton Bay, Cleveland House is nothing short of an ocean lover’s paradise. In every minute detail of this beautiful home, the owners’ desire to maintain perfect harmony with their natural surrounds is abundantly evident. But with such a glorious location comes an equal and opposite amount of Queensland weather extremes. Products which can endure harsh conditions and maintain a level of comfort across every season were key to the success of this ambitious build.
The expert team at Bretts Architectural Window Solutions was consulted to find the ideal mix of windows and doors. Because the owners wanted the option for indoor or outdoor living, depending on the climate, AWS Elevate 411 ViewMASTER™ Bifolds were used in the kitchen and informal living area. In contrast, full-width AWS 704 SlideMASTER™ Doors were chosen for the upper-level bedrooms due to their ability to be screened and left partially open for ventilation. To prevent damage from the high tides which lap at the lower level, the deck required the installation of water-resistant sub-sills.
Energy assessment requirements were met by incorporating Sunergy Neutral glazing throughout the entire home, except for the luxurious spa room which uses double-glazed 24mm IGU. In order to achieve ultimate airflow and temperature control, the dwelling also features Breezway powerlouvres at every elevation and anodised aluminium blades in the clerestory louvres.
At completion of this stunning addition to the Cleveland landscape, the home went to receive a Highly Commended at the coveted AWA Design Awards 2016, Best Use of Windows & Doors: Residential, in the New Construction Over $500,000 category. It’s a great outcome for all involved, and a testament to the vision of the owners – people whose determination to create a home which unites both the elements and the needs of modern living has been realised to perfection.
Fabricator: Bretts Doors & Windows
Architect: Sprout Architects
Builder: Healey Homes
Photographer: Angus Martin Photography