Willowvale Residence

Located in the picturesque hamlet of Willow Vale, at the foothills of the NSW Southern Highlands, this spectacular rural property delivers stunning views alongside a homely country atmosphere.

The 207m2 home surrounded by elegant landscaped gardens is situated on the site of a 100 year old dairy farm. The owners wanted to maintain the character and history of the site and worked closely with Architects from The Pole Home Centre and Quine Building to ensure this. Piece by piece, brick by brick the dairy farm was carefully dismantled and the historic bricks re-laid as an up cycled foyer and feature walls within the home creating an amazing and charismatic feature.

Maximising views of the rural landscape gardens and ocean was an essential consideration for the project. Being a rural site privacy was not an issue and the owners opted for the inclusion of large bold fixed widows throughout the home to make the most of their ocean views and beautiful landscaped countryside.

Quine Building have a longstanding relationship with local window and door fabricator Hanlon Windows and worked closely with the team from Hanlon to achieve a superb glazing outcome for the project. Having worked with Hanlon windows and the Vantage and Elevate product range for many years Stuart Quine from Quine building was confident in selecting from the Elevate commercial platform to make the windows a feature of the home.

The Elevate Aluminium commercial range of windows and doors incorporates strong bold frames and heavy duty commercial grade rollers, hinges and hardware, ensuring the smooth operation and long term durability of the systems. Commercial frame profiles allow for wider windows and doors, a perfect solution for this project where maximising views was a priority. With the flexibility to accept a range of glazing platforms Stuart worked closely with the team at Hanlon windows to determine the right glass and frame combination for each elevation of the home. This ensured excellent energy efficiency and thermal performance and allowed the home to meet all BASIX energy requirements.

Throughout the project a combination of CentreGLAZED framing, Large SlideMASTER sliding doors, Double-hung windows, louvres and commercial hinged doors systems are used with a variety of Viridian high performance glass combinations.The windows and doors are powder coated in white, creating a lovely and timeless country feel against the grey weatherboard cladding of the home.

Given the close proximity to the coast the clients and builder selected ICON stainless steel hardware throughout the project to ensure maximum corrosion resistance and longterm durability and offering a modern elegance to the home.

The owners couldn’t be happier with the end result “We had a stress-free build with Quine Building, and the end result exceeded our expectations. It was a dream build for a dream result.”

Architect: The Pole Home Center

Builder: Quine Building

Photographer: Red Berry Photography

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