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Most Effective Use of Brick

Beaumaris House 1

Winner: Most Effective Use of Brick
Winner: Best Bathroom Design
Winner: Best Kitchen Design
Winner: In2 Pty Ltd

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Dean Schmideg

This very functional, spacious, Beaumaris family home – which is in harmony with the clients’ lifestyle – won three awards.

The design is an excellent example of a contemporary, yet timeless style dwelling which has cleverly provided a focus on the use of face brickwork, making it award-worthy for the Most Effective Use of Brick.

The clean lines of the brickwork provide a welcome relief from the typical contemporary designs of the area, and careful consideration of materials gives a bold but warm effect. The design response has resulted in a clever combination of bricks and other materials to provide both texture and contrasting colour, maintaining a focus on the face brickwork. The brick materials showcased here are in their most honest form, complementing the simple cubic design of the dwelling.

The project also won Best Bathroom Design. The careful use of natural stone has enhanced the size and impact in the bathroom of this family home. Practical lighting and storage solutions, cantilevered joinery and fittings and frameless glass showers all contribute to giving space to small rooms. The featured oversize basins are a focal point, yet add character without fuss.

In addition, the project won Best Kitchen Design. This family kitchen is a great solution for a family whose needs are dynamic and functional. The kitchen and its appliances can be concealed behind dark doors when not in use. These v-grooved fold-away doors provide a smart backdrop for the adjacent dining area. A pantry to the side allows additional space for pantry and store. The contrast of the tonal ivory cabinetry is framed by their dark surrounds.

The clever play of gloss levels means that the overall appeal of the kitchen is not reliant on glitz; but, rather, an elegant understated presence. One feature that deserves a mention is the textured edge detail to the island bench that highlights the attention and consideration by the designer.