The residence is nestled amongst pristine rainforest in Argentea Estate, a prime beachside estate at Palm Cove. This single storey house displays seamless flowing spaces which evolve a sense of harmony between the internal and external environments. A strong marriage exists between the architectural intent of the building and the aesthetics of the environment. Well planned tropical landscaping, a mix of materials and play of elements at the street façade provide the interest and privacy needed for this corner allotment.
The clients brief outlined a three bedroom home with a separate master bedroom, flexible living spaces and gourmet kitchen to meet the potential client market for older couples without children. The interplay of the rainforest and outdoor living spaces were paramount to the concept. Creating a seamless transition from the entry to the interior footprint using vistas of this landscape was critical to the concept. The sense of arrival is heightened by the spatial arrangement and treatment of walls, piers, glass and landscaping. This residence represents an environmentally sustainable design for the Tropics.
21 Litara Court, Argentea, Cairns
Winner: 2011 QMBA FNQ Award – Individual Home $451 000 - $600 000
Photography: By Architect
"Argentea, Palm Cove has been privileged to accommodate two magnificent display homes designed by Julianne McAlloon Architects. Both homes, albeit very different in style, demonstrate a range of living options afforded to executive home builders. The homes incorporate a mix of unique design qualities not generally on display in residential properties.
However, without doubt a Julianne McAlloon Architects' design has two distinctive 'signature' features such as: the kitchen/living area with long commanding bench tops and generally a clever arrangement of practical nooks, and, an abundance of storage throughout the home.
Both features together with a practical open plan layout create the WOW factor time and time again. With hand on heart I can confidently say that nearly every woman that walks onto the sales floor of a Julianne McAlloon display home loves the kitchen and storage"
Clare Pennington (Sales and Marketing Manager)