When old makes way for new - Albany Street, Point Frederick
There is something incredibly rewarding when a client gives you the opportunity to breathe new life into a stunning waterfront parcel of land with breathtaking unobstructed views. This was the case with one of our latest residential projects, which required us to begin by demolishing the old brick and tile residence on the property and remove the concrete pool to make way for a brand new architecturally designed home.
Designed by Slater Architects with the complex structural design prepared by Northrop, the 2-storey home features 3 bedrooms (all with ensuites); private balcony to two of the bedrooms; a study; expansive open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area; and a large entertainment terrace that wraps around the north and west of the home to maximise the stunning view.
Other features include:
- Feature ponds at the entrance to the home
- An oversized timber front door
- Blackbutt timber floors sweeping through the house, with the exception of the bedrooms, which will be carpeted
- Architectural joinery throughout
- Complex structural steel to accommodate the abundant use of glass in the home
- External finishes that fuse a striking combination of render, scyon cladding, Eco Outdoor Coolum cladding (as featured in our Design Inspiration article this quarter), and hardwood timber feature walls.
Mudgecorp team on this project
- Project Manager/Site Manager/Head Carpenter – Tobias Drengenberg
- Carpenter - Kurt Saggus
- Apprentice – Ben Regan
Challenges we have successfully overcome on this project
The main challenge on this project was accommodating and planning around the property’s complex design in structural steel, which was necessary to accommodate the extensive use of floor to ceiling glass in the home.
Other challenges successfully overcome were:
- The need to allow for extra sub drainage due to unforeseen ground water issues, and
- Access to the site with many larger items having to be craned in.
Despite the challenges, this project has gone very smoothly to date as a result of excellent communication and collaboration between MudgeCorp, the client and the architect.
Mitre 10 Kincumber (main supplier of timber for the project)
Totally Drained Plumbing & Roofing
G.N. & H.J. Thomas Electrical
MPK Tiling Services