Winner of QMBA Award – Best Heritage Home 2010 (Sunshine Coast)
Diamantina double storey
Taking full advantage of a beautiful riverside acreage site on the Sunshine Coast, this double-storey Queenslander is the epitome of elegance.
Garth Chapman’s Queenslanders has designed and crafted this superb family home, modelled on the company’s Hamilton, to offer timeless heritage value and a supremely comfortable modern lifestyle.
The home is the 2010 winner of the QLD Master Builders “Best Heritage Home – unlimited value” for the Sunshine Coast region. Congratulations to the proud owners for the decisions they made and to the building team led by Barry & Lyn Olsen.
This Hamilton is an eye-catching home that demands to be noticed and admired. Attention-getting butterfly stairs lead to the cedar front door which is flanked by traditional leadlight side windows. Wide timber verandahs extend the living space at the front and sides of the home, with distinctive octagonal rotundas on both corners. Entertaining guests and family is an essential aspect of the owners’ way of life, so the rotunda off the main living area has been extended to allow space for larger gatherings.
All rooms in the home are enhanced by fabulous views and cooling breezes. Nowhere is this more evident than in the second-level main living areas with wide sliding doors and white-framed picture windows allowing uninterrupted river outlooks. Owners have chosen crisp wedding-cake white and parchment finishes throughout, complemented by polished mixed select-grade hardwood timber flooring and pale stone-coloured tiling.
The ultra-modern kitchen is as functional as it is stylish. Sparkling stainless steel, chef-quality appliances blend with durable Caesarstone bench tops, baker white glass splashback and a crisp white two-pack finish on cabinets. An extra-large walk-in pantry is lined with shelves to give ample storage. In fact this home has a wealth of storage, concealed behind white VJ-panelled doors and under the stairs. Heritage touches like dado rails, colonial breezeways, decorative arches and window hoods add visual interest to this classy home. The master bedroom offers a peaceful and romantic parents’ retreat, complete with deep ceramic bath, large walk-in robe, reading lounge and spectacular views from the bay window.
A honey-coloured timber staircase gains access to the downstairs accommodation including games and media rooms, kitchenette, utility room and three bedrooms. Movie-watching is done in absolute comfort in a 10-seater room equipped with plush red recliner chairs, surround sound, cinema-strength carpet and a popcorn maker.
This classical Hamilton, overall, is a perfect blend of colonial style and up-to-the-minute functionality. This custom-designed dream home has been skilfully constructed by Garth Chapman’s Queenslanders Sunshine Coast building team led by Barry & Lynne Olsen. Barry & Lyn have worked side by side with Garth Chapman for two decades. This 2 way loyalty gives you an insight into the values and integrity of the entire Garth Chapman organisation. Overall the impression of The Hamilton is one of aesthetic heritage splendour and ultra-comfortable living.
Magnificent homes built by Garth Chapman’s Queenslanders are distinctive in design and perfect for the Australian climate. In traditional Garth Chapman style, this home exudes quality as it captures the owners’ individuality and complements the beauty of its surroundings.
In the style of celebrated craftsmen of the past, Garth Chapman’s Queenslanders creates contemporary heritage homes of the future.