The garage and wine cellar are located underground, anchoring everything else up top, while the pool is pushed as close to the boundary as possible.
‘We had the pool formed up and ready to pour, and the surveyor rang me and said it was hanging over by 18mm,’ Grant laughs. ‘I put some form ply on the edge [which solved the problem].’
To maximise the views, Grant and Heather introduced an impressive number of cantilevered elements across the home – 12 in total – which seem to defy gravity.
The bathtub hangs out from the building and is suspended in mid-air, while the upstairs balcony has a cantilever to the front and sides that provides 180-degree views in any direction.
‘The various cantilever construction methods allowed us to achieve a high level of custom design,’ Grant explains.
If that’s not enough, Heather joined forces with Brisbane-based Kim Duffin of Sublime Luxury Kitchen and Bathrooms
, to assist in taking the kitchen and master ensuite to the next level. The design partnership of Heather and Kim resulted in MyStyle Homes (QLD) and Kim Duffin Design jointly winning HIA’s top honours – the 2020 HIA Australian Kitchen Design and the 2020 HIA Australian Bathroom Design awards.
Kim challenges traditional kitchen and bathroom design with a fresh aesthetic tailored for the tropical theme. A highlight is his custom-made timber frame for the 4.6-metre long island bench; the graceful expanse of joinery, expertly put together by local company Pacific Kitchens, is mirrored in a striking oversized LED pendant light above.
‘I wanted to make it all look floating and effortless,’ Kim says. ‘It looks really minimalistic in the void.’