With its fabulous open living spaces and fluid lines, The Nautilus combines modern architecture with traditional materials to create a standout home. The pinnacle of modern sustainable living, The Nautilus design incorporates double-glazed glass and louvres for cross ventilation, and Italian ceramic floor tiles for unsurpassed elegance, and warm designer wool carpets for comfort. This sleek and sophisticated home features four generous bedrooms all including built in robes and ensuites, a stunning state of the art kitchen, luxurious spa inspired master ensuite and large living areas which continue seamlessly to the outdoor living space. A fusion of contemporary design and traditional materials, The Nautilus is an impressive property any homeowner would be proud to call home.
RAISING THE STANDARD
David Reid Homes is ‘Raising the Standard’. This isn’t just a motto for us – it is something we take very seriously in everything we do throughout our company. We aim to deliver a home that exceeds expectations in design, build and aesthetics, and we also want to ensure that the process from start to finish is exceptional. To do this we set extremely high standards for our entire team at David Reid Homes and want you to know that your ‘standards’ are our priority.
Each individually designed home will be unique – as no two David Reid Homes are ever the same. Our designs reflect each individual homeowner’s flair and creativity, and are tailored to complement their unique geographic setting.
We pride ourselves on the level of customer care extended to our clientele. This superior service starts with your unique design and is carried through all aspects of our management of our home build: including the products we use, suppliers and master craftsmen we work with, our attention to detail and our engagement with you throughout the process. We treat you just as we would want to be treated when building our own luxury home.
The real David Reid Homes difference lies in the overall quality of our build and the range of superior luxury inclusions. Our Dozen Points of Luxury Difference are 12 key appointments to your home that will complement your modern living to give you superior comfort and eco-efficiently. To name a few, this list features ducted air conditioning, pure wool carpets, floor to ceiling tiles in bathroom and ensuite and stone benchtops. It also includes a prestige range of innovative, smart thinking appliances. As communication is of of David Reid Homes’ core values we pride ourselves on providing weekly building updates on the progress of your new home.
The beauty of building your own home, is that you can create any type of home you want. It’s a great idea to start out by scrap booking ideas from books and magazines, you can also start with one of our plans; we have over 50 plans that you can draw inspiration from! You can then modify the plans to suit your family and lifestyle. Not all builders will be as flexible in allowing changes to their standard plans; check that your builder does.
If you’re building a custom new home and you want to make it special, this is where it starts. You can use an architect, a building designer or take your sketches to a draftsman, but talking to your builder first can save you thousands of dollars. Ask their opinion on where to go for design help for the type of house you want to build.
Here at David Reid Homes, we are more than happy to suggest an architect, draftsman or building designer outside our company; but it is still a great idea to run the initial plan or sketch plan past us before you fully commit to a working plan. Small changes may need to be made that affect the appearance of the house, and there may be changes that can save you tens of thousands of dollars on building costs.
We can offer you an obligation free assessment to discuss with you the difficulty of the site, best orientation, etc. A trap that many people fall into is going to an architect and designing a “dream home” that they cannot afford to build. It is heartbreaking for people to spend thousands of dollars on a plan that is basically useless to them. By working closely with the builder from the start, you can minimise this problem.
Using our in-house building design service comes with practical advice and know-how, the designer and builder work closely from concept to finish, hence it being so important for us to understand your vision from the start.
Here are some things we suggest you should consider before building your home:
Single, double or split level?
How many bedrooms?
How important is living space?
What do/don’t you like about your current home?
How much outdoor space do you want?
What do you want the outside to look like?
Below is a house plan for ‘The Goulburn’, one of our All Star Range homes.
If you are interested in a building a custom home, please contact us!
The Ascot is a compact executive style design. From the outside this home is bold and interesting – inside it is totally functional. Comprising of 3 bedrooms and a study, this home is an intelligent design which allows easy access to dining and living areas from a centrally located kitchen. these areas then flow out to the outdoors making this the ideal entertainment venue. A master bedroom complete with an ensuite and walk in robe is located upstairs, here you will also find a separate media room for relaxing or watching your favourite movie. As for inviting and entertaining friends this home virtually organises itself.
Custom home: The Ascot Facade
RAISING THE STANDARD
David Reid Homes is ‘Raising the Standard’. This isn’t just a motto for us – it is something we take very seriously in everything we do throughout our company. We aim to deliver a home that exceeds expectations in design, build and asthetics, and we also want to ensure that the process from start to finish is exceptional. To do this we set extremely high standards for our entire team at David Reid Homes and want you to know that your ‘standards’ are our priority.
Each Individually designed home will be unique – as no two David Reid Homes are ever the same. Our designs reflect each individual homeowner’s flair and creativity, and are tailored to complement their unique geographic setting.
We pride ourselves on the level of customer care extended to our clientele. This superior service starts with your unique design and is carried through all aspects of our management of your home build: including the products we use, suppliers and master craftsmen we work with, our attention to detail and our engagement with you throughout the process. We treat you just as we would want to be treated when building our own luxury home.
The real David Reid Homes difference lies in the overall quality of our build and the range of superior luxury inclusions. Our Dozen Points of Luxury Difference are 12 key appointments to your home that will complement your modern living to give you superior comfort and eco-efficiency. to name a few, the list features ducted air conditioning, pure wool carpets, floor to ceiling tiles to bathroom, ensuite and stone benchtops. It also includes a prestige range of innovative, smart thinking appliances. As communication is of of David Reid Homes’ core values we pride ourselves on providing weekly building updates on the progress of your new home.
To download plan click here
Custom Home: The Ascot Floor Plan
The lush, green grass of Seiffert Oval is a far cry from Michael Weyman’s drought-affected farm back in Moruya.
But that didn’t stop the former Canberra Raiders prop from reliving his premiership glory – albeit in St George Illawarra colours – and selflessly raising money for those less fortunate in the Pie in the Sky game on Friday night.
The game raised money for charities Treehouse and Respite Care for Queanbeyan, David Reid Homes putting an All Stars team featuring the likes of Weyman, Jason Croker, Ken Nagas, Alan Tongue and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs up against Terry Campese’s Queanbeyan Blues.
It was played just two days before the NRL grand final between the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium on Sunday – a field Weyman knows well.
He was part of Wayne Bennett’s 2010 Dragons premiership, when they thrashed the Roosters 32-8.
Since retiring, Weyman has a cattle-and-sheep farm down the coast where the drought has started to hit hard to the point he’s hand feeding his livestock.
Luckily for him, he doesn’t rely solely on his farm and also has a job as a sales representative for a timber and hardware company to fall back on.
“It has [affected me] a bit. It’s pretty dry down there at the moment. Hopefully we can get some rain soon. They’re predicting a bit this weekend so fingers crossed,” Weyman said.
“It’s very tough at the moment. We’re hand feeding cattle at the moment. It’s pretty hard when you start hand feeding cattle every day.”
The federal government has come to the aid of farmers, giving them financial assistance to help get through the drought.
Weyman said it was a big help for those in need.
“It does, but at the end of the day we’re governed by the weather. If we don’t get any rain you start losing stock and as soon as you start losing stock that’s when you start losing money,” he said.
“I’m lucky in a way that I’m not relying on my wage from the farm to live, but some people rely on that to live. When you’re losing stock as quick as they are it makes it hard.”
Weyman answered a call from Pie in the Sky organiser Ken Beissel to be part of the game, having only hung up the boots a couple of years ago.
He played in last year’s Legends of League game in Gosford and will run out in it again on November 17, helping raise money for the Mark Hughes Foundation.
The timing of Beissel’s phone call couldn’t have been any better.
“I was three parts charged when he rang and it sounded like a good idea at the time,” Weyman said.
Did it still sound like a good idea come game day? “No,” he laughed.
This passive-solar-designed sustainable house in the countryside is at one with nature.
Located in a regional Northern New South Wales, this modern eco-friendly luxury home is far from your typical house. Built by Dan Wilks of David Reid Homes, creating this house was as much about building his dream home as it was about creating a structure that clearly defines what he is capable of as a David Reid luxury home builder.
The dwelling displays the best of passive-solar design and ‘green’ building. Dan is passionate about eco-friendly construction and has completed his Housing Industry Association (HIA) Greensmart Course. This beautiful home became his way of proving the theory.
Dan points out that the two most important aspects of building are orientation and insulation. Coupled with these are essential cross-flow ventilation, shading, and passive solar design for eco-friendly living.
“The orientation aspect is a classic example in our case. We have positioned our house a little northeast,” says Dan’s wife. Kylie. “This is perfect for our passive design, but our view of the town is more to the east. Most people think that’s the direction your house should face but although our house is facing the town, it doesn’t mean we don’t get to enjoy a view of it,” she explains.
The interiors are fresh and simple with a neutral theme of white, light and dark grey, complemented by browns from the timber elements. Occasional splashes of colour from furnishings and artwork.
A simple colour palette allows the texture of different materials to become the feature,” says Kylie, adding that the block walls give the house a structural grounding. The north-facing 4 m x 12 m glass doors are another stunning feature and let the tranquil bush view flow into the open style design.
The house has been custom designed to suit the family and, according to Kylie, “The design was about meeting different aspects of our life and future life. We can shut the door of the office and walk away,” says Kylie. The guest room, one of five bedrooms in the house, has its own separate access to the outside.
The Sustainable House and the Family
This sustainable house is open plan and spacious but with quiet areas, such as the library. For a family, the ease of access between the garage and indoors via a mudroom is important for making life more convenient. The positioning of the main bedroom means it has a stunning outlook of the peaceful countryside, it’s close to the living room of the house but retains privacy.
“It’s well-planned spaces like these that make large houses feel like a home.” With free reign over the kitchen design, Kylie decided to create a space with small galley areas. “It certainly doesn’t look like a conventional set-out, but it works for how we live,” she says of the kitchen layout. The kitchen has two distinct areas – one for coffee, tea and breakfast; one for preparation and cooking. The island bench brings the room together and acts as a central space for catching up, serving meals and homework.
Dan’s favourite element of this dream sustainable home is the staircase. It’s a demonstration of excellent planning and workmanship. The result is simple and stunning. The passive design of this rural luxury home includes louvre windows to assist with excellent cross-flow ventilation, hydronic in-slab heating, reverse masonry walls, solar panels, extended eaves on the north side for protection from the summer heat, and extra insulation.
The lawn is watered using a Biolytix waste management system and the western side of the house has an ornamental grapevine growing to assist in shielding the house from the sun in summer while allowing warm sunlight to penetrate during the winter when the vine’s leaves drop.
Dan designed and handmade the home’s concrete panels, which act as a heat pack. “They conduct heat when the sun is long gone and work like magic!” Says Kylie.
With its practical and stylish design, this beautiful sustainable house is energy-efficient and proof that passive eco-design is achievable. It’s no surprise then, that this stylish, contemporary family home was a finalist in the 2013 HIA northern New South Wales housing awards.
Home Design Magazine volume 16, number 6 “The Summer Living Issue”
David Reid Homes Shoalhaven created this incredible hideaway for Jervis Bay home owner, Laura-Lee Chick. Laura-Lee and her family enjoyed many well-deserved breaks in their old fibro beach shack. But with five adult children and seven grandchildren, the family had outgrown their home. This project became a complete knock down rebuild for the Chicks, who still wanted to retain the comfy beach house appeal feel that they had all grown to know and love, but with more space for their ever growing family.
Watch the video below for a walk inside this Hamptons inspired home.
Shoalhaven builder David Reid built a magnificent timber home with an open plan design and enough room for all three generations to share! Included in the design are five generous bedrooms, three bathrooms and large open entertainment areas with a feature fireplace and raked ceilings. expansive decks complement restful landscaping and link the outdoors to the comforts of the interior. To add to the spacious decks, they offer incomparable views of Jervis Bay from the upper deck and a perfect year-round home, whether for entertaining or just sitting back and chilling out.
“The brief for this house was a spacious, free-flowing design with large outdoor areas,” according to David Reid. “The homeowners wanted the exterior to reflect a little bit of the Hamptons style,”.
In creating the design, David Reid worked closely with the owners in researching various beach house designs and incorporating them into this incredible project. The finished product ideally marries an element of formality with the beauty of a casual beachside holiday home. While the finish on the home includes extensive use of white and limed timber, the Jervis Bay environment brings colour, natural character and texture to the entire creation.
The addition of stone compliments the natural surroundings of the ancient volcanic rocks and beautiful golden sands of the area. Ample staircases and added seating on the decks create a relaxing and comfortable environment for the owners and their guests. Laura-Lee loves the spaciousness of the house and particularly the upper deck area.
Many of the developments that became part of the finished project were made as the build progressed. “Custom building is about changes on the run, not just building the home,” David explained. “Our aim is to get it right for the client and achieve the best outcome for them.”
Laura-Lee and her family are thrilled with the way that David has worked with them in a collaborative and understanding manner. The homes kitchen even includes a scullery! This is perfect for Laura-Lee as she is a keen entertainer of numerous guests. The entrance to the ensuite has been built to offer privacy which was one of her main requirements. These changes were seamlessly handled by David and his team as the project was under construction.
Hyams Beach presents a magnificent outlook for the home with unobstructed views while the home’s unique and tailored design brings welcome privacy and an air of seclusion. Laura-Lee sums the outcome up perfectly. “It’s just a beautiful, comfortable, easily maintained home.”
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David Reid Homes is a national building company specialising in unique designs and quality craftsmanship for luxury homes. With offices throughout Australia, you can be assured of receiving a consistent level of superior service no matter where you choose to build your luxury home. At David Reid Homes we do things differently, and it is our people that make the difference.