Tag: Sustainable houses

The Nautilus – David Reid Homes

THE NAUTILUS

LUXURY LIVING AT ITS FINEST


SUPERIOR QUALITY

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 louvers 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 ensuite, a stunning state of art kitchen, luxurious spa inspired master ensuite and large living areas which 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. 

Nautilus Modern Living

RAISING THE STANDARD

David Reid Homes is ‘Raising the Standard’. This is not 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 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. 


LUXURY INCLUSIONS

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 in bathroom and ensuite and stone benchtops. It also includes a prestige range of innovative, smart thinking appliances.

As communication is one of David Reid Homes’ core values we pride ourselves on providing weekly building updates on the progress of your new home.  


Nautilus Modern Living

Find your local builder and contact them today. Click Here!

Continue reading

Sustainable house

A Sustainable Luxury Home | David Reid Homes New England

Creating a Luxury Sustainable House

Creating this Luxurious Home – A Labour of Love

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. sustainable house ventilation to bathroomA 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. Sustainable house beauty at nightDan’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. Attribution to: Home Design Magazine volume 16, number 6 “The Summer Living Issue”

Copyright © 2021 David Reid Homes. All Rights Reserved.

HIA Member - Housing Industry Association   Ravebuild