- Posted Thursday, 19 April 2018 -
- In Awards,Articles,Renovations & Extensions
Best Trade Contractor
Swimming Pools, Outdoor Living & Landscaping
$276,000 - $575,000
NIXON BUILD &
Nixon Build and Design were delighted to this year take out three
titles at the 2013 North Queensland Master Builders and Construction Awards.
But their favourite was the home that showcased a modern
twist on a traditional Queenslander, pictured below.
This renovated home brings together the best aspects of
Queensland home design, with louvered windows allowing effective cross flow
ventilation, high raked ceilings to extract heat from the living areas and a
large outdoor deck for entertaining and everyday living.
The client brief for this project was very simple: take an
old property in much need of repair and transform it into a modern family home.
Much of the decisions on design, material choice and finish
elements were left to Nixon Build.
Overall, the project added value to the property and
enhanced its liveability and capitalised on its position opposite a waterway
and parkland while also benefiting from a central location close to the city
Now a gorgeous four bedroom home with two bathrooms, it also
boasts a theatre room and galley-style kitchen, yet it started off as a
highset, fibro-clad Queenslander that was largely dysfunctional and held little
To achieve the final result the house was completely gutted
and redesigned. As with all renovations the building team encountered challenge
after challenge, with hidden elements that required ingenuity and innovation to