The first thing you’ll notice once inside is the light. The Kew’s impressive, sculptural front façade obscures the living space from the outside. But the interior has been intricately designed to maximise space and sun, with a northerly aspect and full-length windows. This creates a sun-drenched feel with total privacy. The home has a striking minimalist theme, combining natural textures and warm colours for a contemporary mix of classic and modern.

Special care has been taken to craft a home of distinction. Every detail within the home has been considered and built to exact specifications. The shadow cornices in the ceiling, the flushed skirting boards and the recessed curtain pelmets are a subtle but attractive feature. The cohesive feel of the Travertine floor tiles to the kitchen and bathrooms and the black door handles, light boxes, tapware and fixtures make for a home that is sophisticated in its simplicity.

The Kew showcases the flexible and innovative ways a home can be designed to suit a family’s needs. The kitchen has for entertainers with a large butler’s pantry that has been cut open to bring the kitchen into the main space. This allows for a range of options for entertainers. The bathrooms have a luxurious feel with dual showers in the ensuite to match the double vanity and a wet bath in the main bathroom.

The home has been designed to capture the northerly aspect to every living area of the home. The downstairs Living
areas, as well as the upstairs Bedrooms, are all oriented towards the same northerly face of the home, meaning each
habitable space can take advantage of the suns natural warmth during the Winter months.

From the outside, the Concrete look walls are finished using a polished render which gives the look of concrete without the cost and build complexity that actual concrete provides. The sun-drenched sections were constructed using polystyrene facade with render finish, meaning the light-weight product allowed the flexibility in design to incorporate an overhang. only does this overhang provide a stunning visual effect, but it implements a shading form over the lower floor windows to minimise the hot sun over the summer months.

Classic Constructions are custom home builders, dedicated to getting the best out of every design and block. At the
Kew, this meant finding a design that would make use of the northerly aspect, but every situation is different. With a
reputation built over three decades, they value fine quality craftsmanship in a home as much as they’re inspired by
new ideas.

The aspect and size of the land, as well as the presence of a rear Easement, provided some design challenges for the Kew project. by working closely with the architect and our Construction team, we were able to design a home that takes advantage of the northerly sun to every living area of the home, as well as creating visual appeal to the streetscape by designing the garage at the rear of the home. every corner of the usable space on the land was utilised to give a coherent residence.

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