Building designs as unique as you.

Cooee Bay House

Some night shots of our Cooee Bay House. It has just  been judged for the Queensland Master Builders Awards for McElhenny Constructions. The design of the home features stepped splayed walls to share the view. With the narrow lot building design the home maximises the entire site with views and generous open flowing living spaces. A modern luxury home that uses dramatic lines of light and shade to create drama and soft timber finishes for warmth and character. The home is a result of a response to the site and cliamtic influence. We are very plased to see the home constructed with skill and are looking forward to the judging results. We have more shots of the home in our gallery or you can find us on Houzz.

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BimX Docs - The new way to view your construction project

We are very pleased with the new BimX Docs. I have provided some screen shots of the viewer app. It places a new light on the 3D experience, all of our future clients and builders will benifit from this new app.








Cooee Bay House - Looking great

We have an amazing home that has just been completed by McElhenny Constructions Pty Ltd  The design of the home was complex due to the narrow block width of only 10m, plus two street frontages and a north western view. We loved the challenge and the design solution is not only very pleasing to the eye it also has some amazing living spaces and seamless flow. Why not check out some more pics on our Houzz gallery page Cooee Bay House






Coral Cove House

Progress on our Coral Cove House. Nearing lockup stage, solar panels have been installed and the buildings final form is taking shape, can not wait to see the building with the scaffolding removed.


Cooee Bay House progress

The scaffold is down on our house designed at Cooee Bay, under constrcution by McElhenny Constructions Pty Ltd. The bold cantilevered upper level dominates the buildings stance on the site. Now for the final stages of the building to complete the overall appeal we will have stacked stone entry, timber deck walkway soft landscaping.


Coral Cove House


Progress of our Coral Cove House. The upper levels are taking shape the to building form and the raw structure form is looking amazing. We are very pleased with the home as it rises from the ground with the expert eye of Steve Coates from Coates Constructions the building is in the very best of hands.






Arakoon House - Could this be your next home?

Another spectacular home that  we designed. Amazing location and a unique opportunity for you to own. The home is for sale with Tom Offermann. We wish the owners all the very best and for the lucky new owners the chance to call home an amazing home and what a location. Could this be your new home?



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Current building projects for 2013.......So far.....

Our currnet projects currently under construction in 2013.We have some great builders working away on our projects and look forward to sharing the progress of each home.






Houzz feature

Our design for a spectactular renovation featured on Houzz 24th January 2013. Before and After.
The home was built by Coates Constrcutions and took out a National award for the Master Builders Association.

Neerim House Progress

Works continue on the Neerim House. Floor down and walls underway.



Mooloolaba House

Some great shots of one of our latest homes. Built by Cleary constructions the home creates magical spaces that excite the senses. An amazing balance of warmth and character achieved in the home. We hope that the home can inspire you in your next home, or contact us to help you realise your our dream home. 














Airlie Beach House 2


Conceptual design for a fantastic site over looking the new Port of Airlie Marina at Airlie Beach. The beautiful Whitsunday Islands create an inspiring setting for our new minimal home to feature, VM Zinc, Polished concrete and exposed structural steel. Clear open spaces are designed to offer the ultimate in outdoor living.




What's new !!! Some of our current design projects

Building design in the Sunshine Coast, Bargara, Airlie Beach or anywhere in Queensland these are some our our latest creations soon to become dream home to our clients. Contact us to have your dream home designed to suit your lifestyle and blend with the surrounding environment. Homes that breath and allow your family to develop and grow in truly inspiring spaces.








Bagara Beach House - Renovation

The house is situated in a unique location that required a careful approach in the planning and construction of the home. The existing home consisted of an irregular shaped double storey residence that sat beside a water course and on the door step of Baraga Beach. The beachside location is home to nesting turtles and required an extremely sensitive approach to the design and construction of the home.
Existing Home  - Early stages of demolition

Completed Home 







In order to minimse the site impact the additions to the home where designed to focus on added an addition storey and limit the overall site footprint. The reduction of the building footprint also ensured that a greater setback from the waterway and dune was able to be provided. In order to maintain and enhance the waterway the existing vegetation to the waterway was maintained and further enhanced with a clear spanning bridge and additional re-vegetation to the waterway bank. The native vegetation and additional vegetation were used to provide not only bank stabilisation but to further develop the existing native coastal vegetation.


The construction of the home was performed as best practice with sediment control barriers in place during all stages of the construction works through to the completion of the landscaping and other water control measures.

The initial demolition works were carried out in a delicate manner in order to salvage and recycle as much of the existing building as possible. Where building materials were not able to be re-used the waste materials taken from the site were separated and elements such as steel and timber were recycled in order to reduce the environmental impact of bulk land fill. The works carried out in the demolition and during all phases of the construction engage local trades and building material suppliers to further reduce the overall buildings carbon footprint.
As for the design of the building, the planning consideration undertaken for the building and the site were focused on the assessment of the site’s local climatic setting. The extreme marine exposure became not only a material selection issue but also a consideration in the function of the home and its occupants. The design of the pool and outdoor social spaces allows for the outdoor living to take place in all weather conditions. The simple addition of separate outdoor living spaces allows for the eastern deck space to be utilised for the perfect aspect to capture the morning sun and lighting the kitchen spaces. The large gas strut servery window allows for the seamless integration of the kitchen and outdoor living. Should the weather turn nasty the sheltered north western deck can offer the perfect retreat away from the south easterly winds.

Control of the breeze path through the building is a breeze with the installation of large opening and louvre windows to allow for a dedicated control of the building ventilation. The separate living / art studio zone on the second level offers the sweeping view both over the waterway and out to the beach through the filtering of the coast Casuarina trees. The master suite located on the upper 3rd level provides the ultimate space with access the prevailing breezes. With these pods being only one room wide the easy of cross ventilation is achieved and controlled with large panels of louvre windows. The addition of the viewing balcony on each level further enhances the connection with the external environment.

As with clear breeze paths provided through each room the building is also packed full of bulk insulation to all roofs and external walls which collectively provide a thermal comfort level to reduce the buildings requirement on artificial heating and cooling. The provisions of solar hot water heating to further reduce the buildings operation cost and environmental impact is completed with a hot water ring main. The ring main is used to reduce any lag time and reduce the water loss suffered from traditional hot water systems. Sensors to the bathrooms trigger the pump that circulates the hot water ring main and allow for instant hot water at the fittings thus limiting the water running time. Water collection is another feature of the home. The offers an impressive 35,000L water storage tank which is fitted with dual filters and a UV stabilizer and automatic mains back up should this ever be required.

The construction of the swimming pool and spa was carried out to ensure that the filtration system was to be as efficient as possible. The pool and spa are calibrated with the yearly seasons to ensure that the chlorination and run times are optimized to ensure that excessive power consumption does not occur. The pool operation times are reduced during the winter months to compensate the reduced solar exposure. Programmable systems were used to run the pool operation and designed to operate on a calendar and 24hr clock to ensure correct function during the required daylight hours.
Lighting systems for the house were required to be custom designed to ensure that the environmental impact to nesting turtles was nonexistent. Programmable lighting was used in the design to minimise the impact of the artificial lighting effects on the marine turtle nesting along the Wongarra coast. The lighting has been programmed to dim the lights to 50% strength, and turn some lights off completely 1hr after sunset and resume normal operation 1hr before sunrise during the October to April nesting season. Turtle friendly low pressure vapour lights for outdoor lighting was used and positioned plus shaded to reduce light spillage.

Whilst the home offers the very latest in automated design and features, the home also creates a sensual experience that excites and stimulates you as you pass through each and every space of the home. Even in providing the very best in materials and finishes the environmental impact has been reduced with clever design, careful construction and site management to create wonderful space to live, work and play.

Tunba House wins 2010 BDAQ Design Award

Our Tunba House has just been awarded best house over 450m2 for the BDAQ Sunshine Coast.


The home is situated at the base of the beautiful Mount Cooroy. A series of linked pavilions are used to create a sprawling home that branches out to encompass the amazing views south to Coolum Beach and north over Noosa and Mount Tinbeerwah.


The home features the latest home automation from Ingenious and offers every comfort from the central wood fire to the inspiring designer kitchen that offers a large scullery/preparation area.


Water features that link the outside to the interior are used to create a harmonious space to relax  and enhance the peaceful setting. The home has too many features to list and is a must to view to offer inspire the design of you new luxury home.

Bonavista House, Doonan

Currently on the market you could own our executive home at 14 Bonavista Drive, Doonan, previously known as the unofficial 'Maori Embassy' (see www.realestate.com.au ). The home is a sprawling plantation home with amazing views over Noosa Heads.


We can design your new home with spacial pavilions stepping across the site. Each unique space in the home is designed to suit your needs. We custom design the floor plans to suit the individual client's needs, with your own master piece home to enrich your lifestyle.


A simple palette of colours and building materials is enhanced with the bold building form of linked pavilions each stepped to create a dramatic building. As you pass through the home each space touches your senses and provides perfect living zones for all weather conditions.



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Yourtown Virtual Tour Noosaville Prize Home

Check out online the current Yourtown Prize Home in Noosaville. Designed by SBT Designs, the home may be yours to own. Good luck with the draw!
If you're not the lucky winner, please feel free to contact us to help you achieve your dream home.

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Airlie Beach Home



Just completed! Airlie Beach ( Shute Harbour ) is home to our latest design. The home has a dramatic entry with the bold 2 storey timber wall and concealed entry door. Facing the view the home opens up with light weight cladding and clean smooth lines. Extensive glass, bi-fold doors and gas strut windows allows for the home to open out towards the views over the Whitsunday Islands. The wide overhangs create the perfect shading to the home. We will have some more pics soon, once the landscaping has been completed. House plans and further design information is available on request.

Yourtown Prize Home



Soon to be released by Yourtown is our new design at Noosaville. A luxury family home with a focus on natural ventilation. Good luck with the draw or contact us and we can design your own dream home with a complete design and documentation package, not just house plans, we will guide you through the entire building process.

New Homes Just Completed!







Just completed! We have 2 new homes in Noosa just finished. Custom design plans to suit your personal needs. Our complete design service includes green design principles with a focus on family life.

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Cooroy Mountain (Noosa) Building Luxury Home





Our luxury designed home at Cooroy Mountain (Noosa) has been completed. The luxury home features state of art home automation system, wet edge pool and integrated entry ponds. We will have complete photos on our site very soon.

Airlie Beach Home nears completion



Our new home under construction at Shute Harbour (Airle Beach) is nearing completion. The building design uses a bold timber cladd wall and feature yellow ensuite cube.

New homes completed



Keep watch on our site. We have new homes designed in Noosa, Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach and Mount Cooroy coming to our site soon.

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