Brother Projects were approached with a brief was to deliver a modern, two-storey home at Schlich Street, Yarralumla with industrial-inspired architectural features throughout to deliver a ‘wow’ factor. The clients requested an open plan design incorporating an outdoor pool and entertainment area.

The collaboration between the clients, gr8 @mosphere and Brother Projects has produced a home that exceeds
client expectations in terms of liveability, flexibility and architectural beauty—using products that will stand the test
of time and ensure the home will be enjoyed by residents and guests for many years to come.

The ‘wow’ factor is obvious in the many exceptional architectural features, including high-gloss hydronically heated
polished concrete floors inside and out, a statement cantilevered staircase in the entry, and the two-storey two-way
stone fireplace commanding the attention in the internal living area and providing a tasteful accompaniment to the
pool area by being visible from the outdoor lounge. Grey ironbark feature ceilings under the second-storey catwalk
draw attention to the atrium space through the living area and the exposed structural steel beams, giving a feeling
of grandeur.

All bedrooms and facilities are cleverly segregated from the living areas for privacy, with the master bedroom overlooking the outdoor pool, and other bedrooms enjoying views of Yarralumla’s renowned oak trees. The residence is appointed with all the high detail elements expected in a home of this calibre, such as oversized stone benchtops, square set skylight tubes, mitred tiling through the bathrooms, quality appliances, butlers pantry, and two freestanding baths.

As per the Project Summary, the clients at 68 Schlich Street desired a home that incorporates architectural features
that revere raw building materials and provides a flexible internal-external entertaining space.

Collaboration between the clients, gr8 @mosphere and Brother Projects has delivered on this brief to create a
liveable home that caters for large functions as well as providing intimate spaces for family in the upstairs quarters.
These areas are cleverly linked by the catwalk that is a feature that showcases the generous atrium above the living
area, while maintaining the privacy of upstairs.

Polished concrete offers the clients durable flooring that is resistant to the pressures from parties and pets, as well
as presenting a beautiful finish. In this residence, concrete offers the benefit of stabilising the indoor temperature
year round through its thermal mass, and also provides the heating necessary in Canberra’s cold winters through the
incorporation of hydronic in-slab heating inside and out. Energy efficiency is also supported through the internal
layout and window design that means that the residence is naturally lit during daylight hours.

The clients’ high expectations around finishes was matched by the construction team’s attention to detail. The result
is visual appeal that can only be achieved when raw materials are enabled to stand out through excellent

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