A Modern Twist on the Traditional Queenslander Aesthetic

  • Custom Kalka
A Modern Twist on the Traditional Queenslander Aesthetic

On a subdivided parcel of land in the leafy suburb of Chelmer, we designed and built a Custom Kalka home that not only reflects the traditional character of the suburb but has a true Queensland feel.

Designing a home in a well-established Brisbane suburb like Chelmer meant that we had to ensure the design of the façade met the character requirements of the area, where the surrounding properties typically encompass the traditional Queensland style of home. This style was brought through to the interiors of this home, paying tribute to the Queenslander aesthetic whilst adding a modern fusion of the Coastal and Hamptons styles to create a truly stunning home. We have pulled together five features in this home that we just love. 

White vertical groove front door, open out to path towards home

Front Door

Custom made by RWD Joinery and painted Casper White Quarter by Dulux, the vertical groove on this solid timber pivot door is just stunning. It is a piece of art in itself and is a lovely nod to the traditional Queenslander style of home which is evident throughout.

Living area with timber flooring, couch and occassional chair. Large stacker doors and window overlooking pool

The Abundance of Natural Light

This home was thoughtfully designed to allow the natural light to pour in. The custom 3m high by 10m wide stacker doors from Finlaysons are a key to achieving this and the large windows that flank the hallway and living areas make the outdoors feel like a natural extension of the home, in turn making the spaces feel a lot bigger.

Curved Kitchen Island with vertical groove

Curved Kitchen Island

To say that we are obsessed with this feature is an understatement. It is the hero of the kitchen and not only softens the space but adds an architectural element. Replicating the vertical groove from the front door, the curved kitchen island is offset against other textures in the space such as the Hamptons inspired shaker profile cabinetry, the SNB Stone Natural Stone benchtop and the warmth of the French Oak timber flooring to create a match made in interiors heaven.


Integration of Furniture, Storage & Appliances

As you walk through this home, it is obvious that there have been some very conscious decisions made regarding the seamless integration of various elements within this design. The Miele appliances integrate seamlessly with the shaker profile cabinetry in the kitchen and the wall unit in the living area doubles as a reading nook with storage underneath. Integration of furniture, storage or appliances helps to create a very clean look in the home while adding an extra layer of functionality.


Indoor-Outdoor Flow

This home truly encapsulates the essence of Queensland living. The alfresco, with its multiple seating and dining areas, is such a natural extension to the indoor living area and can be classed as a true entertainers space. The indoor outflow of this home is achieved not only through the ease of movement between the spaces but the way the interiors of the home reflect the established landscaping of the surrounding outdoors. The Knave painted cabinetry in the home is a beautiful play on the greenery from the outdoors and a nice nod to the leafy suburb in which the house calls home.

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