The home’s open design has brought out the adventurous spirit in the whole family, including the one-time city-slicker parents. The polished-concrete slab and reverse concrete-block veneer help promote thermal mass while serving as design elements.
A Caesarstone benchtop create a modern aesthetic in the kitchen With a glorious ice-cream bean tree as a backdrop, Much of the vegetation had to be cleared for the build and the couple have since planted more than 3000 trees to help re-establish the rainforest gullies.
Furnishings and fabrics were selected with the bush driving the colour scheme.The main bedroom is simply furnished, with remilled mixed-hardwood flooring and plenty of natural light streaming through the louvre windows.
The simple colour scheme picks up on the colour of the granite boulders and the rainforest.
In keeping with the rest of the house, the bathroom’s layout opens out to the landscape.
Completed in 2012, the separate pool and pavilion take the edge off a Queensland summer.