Branksome Gardens City Beach
A. DI BUCCI & SON DIFFERENCE
This strikingly elegant 3 level home boasting a combination of Donnybrook Sandstone cladding and acrylic sand finish externally is located on a corner block with views to the ocean. The splayed nature of the block allowed for a stepped approach to the design so that full advantage could be made of the views from most of the home.
Branksome Gardens City Beach
The ground floor encompasses a large 2 car garage accessed via a fully tiled driveway. The gym room and bar is directly off the garage and can be accessed through a separate courtyard which is shared with the bathroom specifically for this area. Individual workshop, cellar and store rooms complete this area providing for a fully self contained accommodation area finished with a mixture of polished timber American Oak floors and marble tiling.
The front entry of the home is facing west and is protected by a high portico flanked by Sandstone lined tapered columns. Marble floor and full tread steps to the formal entry join up to American Oak flooring through remainder. As you enter the most striking feature is the curved staircase and bridge leading to and forming the connection point for the upper floor. Directly off this is the living room with private balcony and the theatre room. The dining area flows into the entry lobby and provides a separation for the kitchen and ling part of the home. The kitchen is complete with granite bench tops and veneer doors full appointed with the latest technological appliances and with uninterrupted views to the west and sweeping south. The family room area is complimented by the adjacent outdoor living area complete with raking cedar lined ceiling Velux roof lights and recessed barbeque area. Bifolding doors open these areas out onto a rear patio which is elevated 1.2m off the pool deck area and protected with a fully frameless glass balustrade.
A timber decked winter courtyard and elegant water feature is strategically positioned to take into account the winter sun whilst hidden to protect it from the raging south westerly breezes. This retreat area can be accessed from both the pool area and from the passage linking the entry and living room.
The upper level contains the bedroom areas and study with the main bedroom having a private balcony flanked by tapered sandstone columns. The Ensuite is fully marble tiled and adjoins a large walk-through dressing area. This bedroom with recessed ceiling details is joined to the remainder of the top level via a concrete bridge finished with American oak flooring and wrought iron balustrading.
The home has reverse cycle air conditioning and a gas log fire in the family room. Electronically controlled programmable lighting system provides mood and special ambience features throughout the main areas. The unique blend of modern building materials, construction techniques and innovative design makes this home a dream palace for the owners and a special showpiece of construction excellence for the builder.