No expense spared in styling coastal haven

29 May 2018

Humphrey Homes Cottesloe architect elevation

Crisp sands and striking scarlet sunsets; welcome to life at Cottesloe.

Part of a home project on Eric Street which captured the essence of its coastal location, Humphrey Homes was approached in the detailing, material specification and product specification.

Fulfilling the clients’ request to build a home with a very high level of specification, the end result today truly delivered in more ways than one.

Features include custom cabinetry comprised of polished walnut veneer doors and feature glass panels, wall hung vanities made from Caesarstone and polished walnut, a cavity sliding door with opaque glass, custom solid timber doors, stone benchtops to the kitchen and sculleries, European oak timber flooring in a herringbone pattern, marble tiles and silver travertine, polished plaster curved ceilings and a KONE elevator and more.

Humphrey Homes Owner and Director Dean Humphrey told New Homes the owners loved the end result.

“The Dune on Eric Street was designed to be a modern residence with a very natural aesthetic,” he said.

“We used natural limestone in a book-leaf pattern on the exterior as well as exposed aggregate paving and silver travertine tiles for contrasting look and feel”.

Having only a single driveway for access proved to be one of the major challenges of the project.

“Storage was limited to the verge only, so that was a definite consideration in project management,” Mr Humphrey said.

“Other challenges included almost the entire site being sheet piled to enable the under croft to be created, which included removing the equivalent of an Olympic-sized swimming pool of sand.

“During the earthworks, the underground fibre optics beneath the verge had to be relocated.”

Showcasing uninterrupted views overlooking the ocean, the front alfresco proved a real talking point.

“Being one of the highest points of Cottesloe means there are also views across rooftops to the east and south and ocean views to the south-west,” Mr Humphrey said.

“We wanted the interior schemes to be sympathetic to the beachside location so you can see lots of warm and sandy tones throughout.

“We used natural materials including moss rock stonework on the fireplace polished veneer cabinetry, polished plaster, oak flooring silver travertine and black marble flooring.

“This can be seen the in architecture too, with curved ceilings to evoke a beachside feeling, given the home’s proximity to Cottesloe Beach.”

This story appeared in The West Australian New Homes liftout on May 26, 2018.

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Humphrey Homes is an architecture and building company based in Cottesloe.  As a Perth local architect and builder, Humphrey Homes primarily designs and builds homes in Cottesloe, Dalkeith, Peppermint Grove, Nedlands, Subiaco and Floreat.

Dean Humphrey Homes Eric Street Cottesloe architect


Dean Humphrey Homes Eric Street Cottesloe architect