Australia Trends Home Trends Volume 32 No 1 Australia - Page 58

Sense of arrival This house offers every lifestyle convenience. Built by Starr Constructions, it also takes first-time visitors’ breath away Above: An architectural facade, large double garage, double-height atrium, rich-toned timber front door and master suite balcony are all standout features seen from the street in this home by Starr Constructions. Above right: Grand approach – the marble floors laid downstairs have a honed and ground finish, creating the look of a single piece of marble. Creating a house that reflects your likes and needs is a complex undertaking – choosing the right builder, however, is a massive head start. Starr Constructions is a boutique residential and commercial construction company that caters to a niche clientele. Starr achieves a nice balance between building prestige homes for clients and maintaining their value for money. The firm is known for its use of high quality products and attention to detail, as well as for keeping clients in the loop throughout a project. This upmarket house is a case in point. The clients wanted a modern home with a feeling of search | save | share at trendsideas.com warmth. It was important the living space be large and connected to the kitchen and views of the pool and outdoor living area. It needed to be open, breezy and with lots of natural light, says one of Starr’s managing directors Nino Sanzari. “The finished home has five bedrooms, a mezzanine and study. It also has five bathrooms, an outdoor barbecue, a gymnasium and heated pool, together with a library and an internal lift. “High ceilings were an important feature so all spaces feel open and grand – including the open-plan living spaces and wide hallways. A major consideration was to have plenty of glass,