“Highgate Hill Residence”
This home was awarded the Master Builders ‘House of the Year’ 2019 for the Brisbane Region in addition to winning the Best Custom Built House 2019.
Click on this Video link for a short film interview with our clients about their home, produced by Wilson Architects.
The River Tree House is based on a brief from the client to design a home that was raw in its materials pallet that sat amongst the trees, taking advantage of the native fauna and flora of this river front property. The three storey building sits atop substantial earthworks, footings and cliff retention systems high on the banks of the Brisbane River overlooking the University of Queensland and the client’s private jetty. Utilising significant monolithic off form concrete walls and slabs, this highly engineered structure has enabled expansive energy efficient glazing systems complete with custom insect/security screens and various detailed Blackbutt timber elements.
The property has three bedrooms, 2 bath and a powder room, the home has been designed to always feel open to the external landscape and yet private from neighbouring properties. The main living areas are separated from the ‘back yard’ by a fresh water frog pond that was designed alongside the native landscaping to emulate the natural surroundings. The home also has the luxuries of a 6 star energy rating, 8kW’s of solar power, a solar hot water system, ducted AC, security/intercom, Gaggeneu and Miele appliances and significant water tank storage.
Precision & Refined Craftsmanship from Cameron and the entire MCD Team, a rare outcome indeed!
Home Renovation/ Remodelling Project over $1 million
House of the Year
Commercial Refurbishment/Renovation $750,000 - $5 million
Individual Home $1.26 million - $2 million
Best Renovation/Remodelling Project over $1m
Best Custom Built Home over $2m