At first glance you could be forgiven for wondering where this beautiful home stops and where the outside begins. Located in Castle Hill, Sydney, the property sits adjacent to a pristine bush corridor. Through a combination of clever design, construction, and choice of windows and doors, the owners are now enjoying a much-coveted balance between the natural environment and the interior of this modern, spacious home.
For its innovative contribution to this project, Kev's Window And Door Solutions was awarded AWA’s 2015 Best Use of Windows & Doors: Residential New Construction Under $500,000. The awards recognise fenestration products that complement and enhance the design of a dwelling or building. It’s not hard to see why the award landed where it did. From the moment you enter the front door of the property, your gaze is drawn through plentiful glazing toward the lush, grey-green of the bush beyond, creating a sense of space, openness and connectedness.
Building designers, ICR Design, incorporated into the design a series of stunning views, each framed by expansive, large-format, designer windows, which include strategically placed fixed glazing, louvres and awning windows. The result is a light-filled property that maintains a sleek, architectural look while boasting exceptional cross-ventilation, reducing the need for air-conditioning. All products also use Low E glass, contributing to the property’s overall sustainability and energy efficiency.
Another feature of the home is the stairway which leads to the first floor from the entry foyer. Visitors are immediately greeted by the sight of a magnificent two-storey glazed curtain wall and glazed balustrade, further enhancing the open feel of the home and its interconnectedness with the natural abundance of its location.
Floor-to-ceiling sliding, stacking doors also maximise space and remove all visual barriers between the home’s interior and exterior, while flush flooring links the internal timber floor with the external timber deck.
This stunning home at Castle Hill can now be described as a near-perfect optical illusion of seamless flow – a living, breathing testament to the potential of great products and architectural design, and the vision of its owners.
Name: Anotec Natural Pearl
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