Itâ€™s not hard to see why the owners of these beautiful new holiday homes in Agnes Water â€“ a little slice of unspoilt paradise on Queenslandâ€™s northern-most surf beach â€“ are so delighted with the outcome of the build. Featuring large internal spaces that seem to flow effortlessly from one to the other, itâ€™s the perfect place to get away and enjoy nature at its finest. Situated in pristine bushland, the deck itself overlooks the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific, making it easy for lucky holiday-makers to imagine there is no divide between them and the horizon.
Builder and designer, Kieran Gibson of Gibson Building, worked closely with window and door fabricator, Bayview Glass, to create these two glorious, pavilion style, singlelevel holiday homes that fit so beautifully with the locationâ€™s climate and orientation, and maximise the sweeping vista.
The AWS range of windows and doors was chosen for use in the project because of its aesthetic beauty, clean lines, affordability, and ability to function well despite the areaâ€™s extremes of temperature and high humidity. In fact, Gibson himself uses the product range in his own home and knows the benefits first-hand.
AWS Series 618-3 track sliding doors and screens open on to an expansive deck and showcase the breathtaking view across the rolling ocean. To ensure a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces, the multiple stack of three glass doors and three flyscreens slide on the outside of the walls, cleverly concealing them from the main living areas when open.
Other AWS products used include AWS Series 525 Louvres and Series 549 Entry Door.
The concept, design and practical application are a testament to the efficacy of open communication between the builder, fabricator and client. As a result of their successful collaboration, the project won a number of BDAQ (Building Designers Association Queensland) Design Awards in 2015, including the prestigious Residential Design $500-750K Award.