Bringing dreams to life

STUNNING: The client's brief was to provide a home that takes full advantage of the pristine views of lake Macquarie and natural bushland setting.
STUNNING: The client's brief was to provide a home that takes full advantage of the pristine views of lake Macquarie and natural bushland setting.

Crighton Homes are renowned for their uniquely constructed homes throughout the Murrays Beach and broader Lake Macquarie areas.

Directors Garry & Shane are both HIA Greensmart Professionals with over 30 years' experience in building design and strongly promote solar passive design into every home they create.

The journey to create the stunning home entered in this year's awards was a true collaboration between the clients and the Crighton team.

This property's unique vision was centred around the four main elements of building; steel, timber, glass and masonry; showcasing the beauty and contrast of these materials against the stunning Murrays Beach landscape, while balancing them carefully so not to overpower the natural surroundings.

It was vital that the two-storey design harnessed the natural warmth from the sun in winter and the cool summer breezes of the spectacular water view location. A separate studio and work room overlooking the bush land setting was also required with the desire for a creative and relaxed getaway space for the owners and their guests.

This unique home consists of a huge Merbau balcony which envelopes the upper floor and gives views of the surrounding bushland and the Lake, opening up the entire level to the expansive feel of the natural environment.

The finished home reflects Crightons' main focus, bringing their clients' dreams to life.

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