The Whale House - Stradbroke Island


House Design and Documentation

Lead Designer: Rick Hill (SoNowWhat? Design Solutions) working with Studio Arkitecture. |
Design Team: Will Downes


Eliza Downes, Sketch-ed Interiors
@sketched.interior (instagram)

The Vista - Terranora


HIA Custom home category award winner 2019

The concept for this design was to maximise on the stunning views, coastal breezes and to blend in with the gorgeous landscape of Vista Terranora. This vision has been fulfilled by one of Australia’s leading architects, Paul Uhlmann, with great success, as anyone who views this property will recognise. The split level formal lounge and dining room has generous high ceilings, and expansive windows allowing the natural light and views to be enjoyed. Complimentary neutral tones and black butt flooring feature throughout the home adding warmth and a pleasing contrast to the design. With four spacious bedrooms, media or rumpus, three bathrooms and an open plan living room the growing family is well catered for.

Carefully positioned on a prime 4016sqm gently sloping block this special home has been built to high standards by and is fitted with the best star rating products and materials.

The unique aspect of 14 is the sense of privacy achieved on an acreage block. The building nestles into the hill while opening up towards the distant valley and ocean views. The split-level house design allows for direct connections to the landscape. The central open landscape court allows northern light to flood into the kitchen area.

Dragonfly House


Dragonfly house is situated on a sloping site in the heart of Vista Terranora. Fouche’ Architects have drawn inspiration from rural Australian themes for their design. Masonry walls anchor the floating structure to the ground and also rise from the ground to provide privacy to the occupants where needed. The structure is nestled into the site and follows the contours, so as to provide a building that is part of the hill. The cranked plan offers unique views from the living room and each of the four bedrooms. The courtyard provides a place to have a fire and reprieve from the prevailing winds.

Architect – FOUCHE’ Architects

Talle House

Currumbin Copperhouse

Taking pride of place on Currumbin hill, overlooking the pristine creek and out to the surfers skyline is Copper House, Sanctuary28’s recently completed three-storey project. 

Renowned Architect Paul Uhlmann was commissioned to design a functional family home but with a signature style that would stand the test of time. 

The exterior facade is unique with its shapely curves.  Copper cladding is a standout feature, wrapping two levels.  Circular balustrade screening provides an artistic element as well as privacy to the carport.


Timber is a dominant feature of this home, used extensively, inside and out.  The staircase wraps around a blackbutt feature wall, visually appealing when seen from the transparent lift shaft.  Level 1 is dedicated to sleeping.  Galley style rooms with slideaway walls has catered for this large family.  A locker style laundry cupboard assists with daily organization. The bathrooms are sleek and hotel inspired.

The top level is the heart of the home.  Dedicated to living.  A glass wine display takes pride of place in the dining room.  The timber curved ceiling adds depth and warmth.  The view is breathtaking, equally beautiful day or night.  This level has restaurant quality ambience, an entertainer’s delight.  Guests are in for a treat as they are also located on this level.

The ideal location paired with a striking facade sets this home in good standing to becoming one of the Gold Coast’s iconic homes.  Be sure to check back as we will have more photos of this beautiful home soon.

Sundream House

Daybreak Blvd

Welcome to Daybreak Blvd, owned by Celebrity Chef Luke Hines and partner Tyron Lawless, affectionately referred to as ‘Healthy House’.

This single storey Casuarina home was designed by Architect Scott Carpenter, and is the perfect demonstration of a clever use of space on a tight block. Drawing inspiration from homes in Palm Springs, this modern home features polished concrete floors, a seamless transition from indoors to out, and a state of art kitchen that makes entertaining outdoors a breeze.

Urban Curve - Broadbeach Waters

Welcome to 'urban curve' a recently completed two storey home in Broadbeach Waters. This repeat client originally came to us to do a renovation and even though their house wasn't very old, it was agreed the best result would be to knock down re-build. Blank canvas. 

The original pool remained and the new house design was created to make the most of the space, meet the client's needs and give an outlook over the canal

Happiness House - 2017 MBA NSW Award Winner

Welcome to 'Happiness House'.   Winner of ‘Best Contract House’ within price category.  A great result for our construction team, client and architect Scott Carpenter. 

This home is located in the sleepy coastal town of Cabarita.  The home is a perfect blend of Industrial meets modern style.  As a photographer, our client Vanessa is always on the search for the right light. It is fitting that her two storey home has been designed so that key living areas are bathed in natural and filtered light.  Scroll below for more inspiration.

Kamala Crescent, Casuarina

Ulladulla Salt

Costa Del Sol, Runaway Bay

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