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With over thirty years’ experience in the industry & a cache of housing awards to his name, architect Colin Lewington specialises in residential property for the prestige market. With a focus on clean lines & fluid forms, his designs are a study in space & light, creating inspired visions that effortlessly blend the practical requirements of a family home with the finesse of a tangible artform.


Artfully Striking


In what really is a showcase of uncompromising luxury and innovative design, this three level residence utilises soaring walls of glass, truly majestic proportions and water as an intrinsic design element to complement and enhance the connection to its riverside locale. Furthermore, a high-concept design delivers the ultimate in entertaining and absolutely the last word in prestigious riverfront living. Even from the entry all these individual factors are apparent with a massive glass door – a veritable artwork in its own right, allowing for almost unobstructed views straight through the house to the flowing river beyond. This entry level is very much the central focalpoint of the home with a living room complete with gas fireplace and 6m atrium-style ceilings, and a pool which is enveloped by the home making it an integral element of the design. Then of course, for more intimate affairs there is the unforgettable dining room. Visually separated from the rest of the home via a tranquil internal pool, it is accessed by a single broad stepping-stone, creating a truly memorable dining experience. The upper floor is for more solitary pursuits with a private library and bedrooms, including the incredible master suite which offers a fully-fitted walk-in robe and a truly sumptuous ensuite where one can enjoy a relaxing soak while experiencing the sheer beauty of the river as it flows by below. However it really is the incredible level of fittings and detail that sets this build apart, from the natural river stone feature wall that rises some 6m above the living room, to the New Guinea Rosewood stair treads that have been polished to the same level used on a grand piano.


Above; The majestic dining room which is ostensibly its own island, separated from the rest of the home via a series of internal pools which are traversed via a single polished step. Above right; The high concept design showcases open plan styling and plentiful glass perfectly suited to the Queensland clime.

Below right; The kitchen is as much a gourmand’s paradise as designer instillation, incorporating multiple varied materials with the latest in European appliances.


Artfully Striking


Urban Edge An elevated corner block with cityy views p provided the p perfect basis for this light-fi g lled, contemporary p y home that incorporates a pool, media room, four bedrooms, study and futuristic design.

Thanks to its clever floor plan, p the home is able to incorporate p soaringg walls of glass while still maintainingg maximum privacy, p largely g due to a central reflection pond that has been enveloped by the building on three sides.

A muted colour scheme and minimalist approach pp meanwhile, allows architectural details and finishes in timber, steel and g glass to demand full attention, in turn creating vignettes and points of interest at every turn throughout the spacious, tri-level home.


Above; The majestic dining room which is ostensibly its own island, separated from the rest of the home via a series of internal pools which are traversed via a single polished step. Above right; The high concept design showcases open plan styling and plentiful glass perfectly suited to the Queensland clime.

Below right; The kitchen is as much a gourmand’s paradise as designer instillation, incorporating multiple varied materials with the latest in European appliances.


The kitchen was very much a collaboration between the owners, architect and cabinet maker, with the triumphant design incorporating the sleek stone, steel, glass and monochromatic elements mirrored in the rest of the home. It also showcases the very best in functional design with a butlers’ pantry, in-wall coffee machine and plentiful storage to maintain those streamlined good looks.


A muted colour scheme and minimalist approach allows architectural details and finishes in timber, steel and glass to demand full attention, in turn creating vignettes and points of interest at every turn throughout the spacious, tri-level home.


BEACHSIDE HAVEN A beachside block in Northern New South Wales gets a contemporary new abode befitting of both its superlative position and design savvy owner.


Soaring walls of glass, truly majestic proportions and only the highest quality fittings and finishes complement and enhance the connection to the river, while a high concept design by Project Designs Architects incorporates all the flair expected of a house of this calibre along with a superb layout for a family home.


A block of beachside land along the Northern New South Wales Coast was to finally become an artistic haven for its Brisbanebased owner.

This was carried from the facade of the house to the interior, where a fabulous spiral staircase formed a visual centre point to the home.

As such, a strong focus on architectural Materials suited to the harsh conditions of details and a considered use of sculptured continuous salt spray were used throughout, steel formed the basis of the client’s brief. including marine grade steel and painted cladding for architectural interest. However other factors also needed to be taken into consideration including working An open plan interior provided flexibility to the maximum height restrictions so as to for entertaining a number of guests as take full advantage of the views as well as well as providing options for more regular producing easy lock up and leave capabilities. habitation in the future. With the beach just the other side of a bank of sand dunes, a rooftop viewing platform was one of the first items incorporated into the design, with expansive walls of glass and myriad balconies soon to follow. A colour scheme that included flashes of bright yellow and red gave a nod to the coastal locale without overdoing a ‘beach theme’.


The sprawling kitchen incorporates a scullery, state-of-the-art appliances, atmospheric lighting and a breakfast bar.


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INITIAL CONCEPT TO EPIC CONCLUSION


As a study in classical architecture and modern lifestyle conveniences, it showcases soaring ceilings, bespoke finishes, a library and a glass-clad breakfast room, along with a pool, air-conditioning and a dine-in wine cellar to ensure refined living amidst historic grandeur. There is even every country gentleman’s dream - a folly in the form of a triumphal arch situated amidst manicured grounds.�


A Georgian manor of breathtaking beauty and epic proportion, finished with learned execution right down to the most exacting detail.


Artful

by Design

Architecturally arresting from any angle and visually exciting throughout, this award winning, contemporary riverfront home stands resplendent, with far-reaching water views the perfect backdrop for showcasing its sculptured forms and exacting detail. As such, water plays an integral role, with the tranquil medium visually channelled from the river, through the designer pool then on into a central reflection pond. Here cascading water flows continuously, to be enjoyed from any vantage point throughout the main home including the entry foyer. This striking design element is supported by an array of meticulous finishes such as exquisite copper tile features, quality timber joinery (including the massive, custom built front door), porcelain floor tiles, a prolific use of glass and many intricate architectural features. Very much designed with entertaining in mind, the floor plan is largely open plan with space for living and dining able to seamlessly interact with the generous, riverfront alfresco room. The kitchen sits prominently in this area with its quality appliances and functional scullery creating a supremely hard-working zone. Cabinetry in exotic timber veneers and white stone benches meanwhile, mirror the rest of the home’s timeless style. Additional lifestyle features include a wet bar that does double duty as wall art when not in use, a dedicated media room and enough space for a billiards table if desired.


Above; The designer kitchen showcases design and functionality. Below; Highly polished timber stairs float above a tranquil reflection pool.


Above; Bi-folding doors produce a seamless flow between indoors and out. Below; The truly sumptuous master ensuite with its free-standing bath and panoramic views.


Soaring ceilings bring a sense of dimension and grandeur, while also allowing a select range of bespoke materials to shine.


River House Yeronga, Brisbane


Striking, commanding, daring, even a little audacious - this lavish, executive home on the Brisbane River is a veritable tour de force, boasting ll the makings of a future riverfront icon.

On the main level, versatility is very much the key. There are generous living areas just perfect for the family, a sprawling riverfront terrace ideal for barbecues and relaxed meals and a kitchen with butler’s pantry that is as stylish as This is a home where triumphant design meets it is functional. meticulous craftsmanship, where boundaries are continuously tested, but never overstepped, However it is when entertaining on a grand scale where new innovations are embraced with that the home truly shines. As bi-folding doors fearless abandon and yet are implemented with effortlessly glide away, this entire floor becomes a restrained hand. This is a residence that is one fluid space utilising the spa, fully equipped as much tangible art form as luxurious family bar and the kitchen that instantly transforms into home. a stunning centrepiece. Together, these features contribute to what is really the most magnificent Innovative, bold and truly breathtaking, this space. property is one of the very unique few that surpasses all expectations. But then for those who enjoy options, there is always the ground floor. With its dedicated From the entry, the line between home and media room, gym, billiards room, wet bar and river becomes beguilingly blurred thanks to covered poolside terrace, it presents all the leisure the integral use of water, which sees it flow amenities needed to fully enjoy the outstanding from a reflection pond at the home’s entrance, lifestyle on offer. throughout the house via a series of internal channels to the expansive rear terrace, the glass On the uppermost level there are an additional sided spa, swimming pool and of course the four spacious bedrooms; two of which are sinuous river beyond. ensuited, including the enviable master suite which occupies some 100sqm and boasts 180° Soaring walls of glass, truly majestic proportions river views, an expansive, fully-fitted walk-in and only the highest quality fittings and finishes robe and a truly sumptuous ensuite where one complement and enhance this connection to the can enjoy a relaxing soak while experiencing the river, while a high-concept design by Project sheer beauty of the river as it flows by below. Designs Architects incorporates all the flair expected of a house of this calibre along with a Inspired, desirous, bespoke, this is truly very practical layout for a family home. an exceptional residence, the ultimate in entertaining and absolutely the last word in prestigious riverfront living.


Soaring walls of glass, truly majestic proportions and only the highest quality fittings and finishes complement and enhance the connection to the river, while a high concept design by Project Designs Architects incorporates all the flair expected of a house of this calibre along with a superb layout for a family home.


The expansive master ensuite is a truly indulgent affair combining generous proportions and only the finest in finishes with private, panoramic river views.

A facade combining multiple points of interest and textural architectural detailing create an entrance that is impressive, elegant and inspired.

The pool is as much visual showpiece as source of refreshment with the shape curving throughout the home to a spa, water feature and the river beyond.


The sprawling kitchen incorporates a scullery, state-of-the-art appliances, atmospheric lighting and a breakfast bar.


Winner Housing Industry Association Australian Home of the Year 2009 Housing Industry Association Queensland Home of the Year 2008 Queensland Residential Building Designer of the Year 2008


www.projectdesignsarchitects.com.au +61 7 3374 2277 colin@projectdesignsarchitects.com.au 150 Airlie Road, Pullenvale, Queensland Arch. Reg. No. 3434


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