Russell had sketched a model of the house he wanted to build in Gulf Harbour but felt it needed some professional polish. He also needed a reliable team to build the home he had invested so much time and money.
To some extent you would say this is a fairly standard build on a patch of land with a gradual gradient – 2-storey, 3 bedroom house, media room, double garage, open plan kitchen, living and dining opening out to a large deck with a beautiful view of Gulf Harbour – all was not as it seemed.
Owning a plot of land and wanting to build on it in Gulf Harbour came with various ‘precinct’ covenants – which, if not adhered to, could prove difficult in obtaining local Council approval. For example, the standalone house designed for Voyager Drive sat in an apartment zone and therefore needed to comply with specific style, colours and materials that fit seamlessly in the precinct area and surrounding environment.
BCG ARCHITECTURE, BCG CONSTRUCTION and Russell joined forces to devise workable solutions to the precise covenants presented – deciding on terracotta roof tiles, vinyl wall cladding and window frames to match or blend in with all the other homes in the area.
Other factors which Russell put a lot of emphasis on included soundproofing the media room – here we used a double frame wall and concrete mid-floor instead of the standard timber style and the kitchen, dining and living to be enhanced with the installation of a skillion roof at a noticeable pitch of 45 degrees.
Divine, open, spacious, light filled, blends seamlessly into precinct and all covenants met.