News & Media
Light and Shadow
Jun 18, 2016
A house on Queensland's Sunshine Coast is a bold mix of tropical modernism and Australian vernacular.
Habitus article, Issue 28.
Jun 18, 2016
This new home has a sensitive connection to its hinterland hillside setting and, over time, it is intended to quietly disappear into the landscape.
Houses article, Issue 107.
Courier Mail QWeekend
Oct 11, 2015
A beautiful 20ha property of undulating hills punctuated by a creek, waterfalls and bands of rainforest was an inspiring point for this new home in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
"We all felt it was important for the house to become part of the landscape rather than dominate it."
Visible Class with Acrylic Walls
May 10, 2013
This pool cantilevered over a Queensland beach epitomises all that is luxuriously relaxing about owning a great pool in an inspiring location.
Product choice in this instance was crucial. The design called for viewing panels to make the swimming experience even more special, and to make the pool an exciting visual element even when not swimming.
Little Cove House
Apr 4, 2013
With a focus on "living in location", this site has been infushed with landscape from front to back to suggest the continuation of the national park at the rear of the property.
There has been a prevailing preference to architecturally clothe the benign subtropical climate of coastal south-east Queensland in lightweight constructions that merge with beach and bush settings.
Feb 17, 2013
A design-sensitive client, an extraordinary ocean site and the partnership of Dan Sparks and Gabriel Poole has to be the perfect combination.
But for Margie Fraser, the humpback whales added something special.
HIA Media Release
Sep 22, 2012
Sunshine Coast builder wins Custom Built Home Awards Tonight JW Constructions (Qld) took out the 2012 HIA-CSR Custom Built Home Award for a Noosa Heads project. Earlier in the evening, the same property won the $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 Award category.
In congratulating the winners and finalists, HIA Branch Manager – Sunshine Coast/Wide Bay, Stuart Collins said "Each year the HIA Sunshine Coast/Wide Bay Housing Awards attract an outstanding array of entries across a number of different housing forms with this year being no different".
He further said “It is difficult enough selecting finalists let alone winners such is the high calibre of the entries received in 2012. This healthy level of competition ensures that new standards in design, workmanship and innovation are achieved across all award categories”.
House and Garden
Jan 18, 2011
Being familiar with a location takes the guesswork out of moving house, and that was the case when this oceanfront block at Queensland's Sunshine Beach came on the market.
Having owned property in the area for a number of years, John and his wife had long admired this site for its outlooks and north-east orientation, plus the fact that it was tucked away from prevailing winds.