In answer to the age-old question, this is what dreams are made of. The Zorzi South ‘dream’ is a fusion of contemporary edgy design and the company’s signature refinement interspersed with just a dash of raw earthy texture, adding the essence of the region to this distinctive blend.
The resort style bearing of this Quindalup residence is given the Zorzi South upscale treatment, from its teak decking and decorative plinths to its custom-made gutter and fascia profile. In between, textured render and polished limestone contrast impressively with stacked stone cladding – a feature material which is also employed at the rear of the residence, delivering a cohesive visual aesthetic to the external elevations.
Since the company’s inception in 2006, Zorzi South has very quickly established itself as one of the region’s most sought-after residential and commercial builders. Its reputation for the highest standards in design and construction is only enhanced with this residence showcasing an inimitable commitment to excellence in every aspect.
Beyond the Ebony veneer lacquered door lies a chic arrangement of open spaces, inspired combinations of materials and architectural elements as well as a state-of-the-art home automation system that would be the envy of every tech-savvy home owner in the state.
Drop panel ceilings conceal air conditions grilles in the main living area and the sitting room as they contrast in colour with the higher main ceiling, delivering one of the aforementioned ‘edgy’ design elements. Natural black travertine feature walls rise from custom skirting while large format polished stone floors wrap up the walls to the skirting offering an interesting linear feature down low.
In a residence brimming with highlights, the ensuite to the master bedroom and the main bathroom itself are surely some of the most notable for those of us on the lookout for a little rest and relaxation. These oases, complete with their matching bench tops and floor-to-ceiling timber-look ceramic tile/stone tile combination, feature a freestanding bath in the master ensuite and an oval spa in the main bathroom. Gracious twin vanities sprawl the length of the rooms and polished limestone flanks a decorative timber veneer dropdown over the bench.
Always with an eye for detail, the Zorzi South team, and interior designer Dominik Frisina, specified that the American Oak flooring in the sitting room, office and bedrooms be stained to match the timber-look tile used in these areas, effectively linking the elements as they complement the high gloss lacquered and timber veneered cabinetry so expertly crafted throughout the residence. The sitting room, master bedroom and a study enjoy a pleasant outlook to, and the natural inflow of light from, the central courtyard which incorporates a beautifully designed koi pond made all the more stunning by floating limestone plinths adorned with custom made rusted triangular pots, each individually uplit for additional impact.
Modern convenience abounds in the super sleek kitchen where an electronic appliance cupboard and drawers add yet another high tech element to the residence. Complete home automation by Control4 showcases a system controlled by a smartphone app – motorised blinds, televisions, integrated audio, lighting, air conditioning and security can all be managed at the touch of a screen. And every effort has been made to ensure delivery methods are concealed – power points and internal audio system speakers are all but invisible for a truly seamless finish.
At the rear of the home, the alfresco beckons from the main living and kitchen areas. Atop a continuation of the polished stone flooring, black travertine rises to meet the custom stained cedar-lined ceiling as the owners and guests enjoy the fruits of the built-in kitchen and barbeque area. The outdoor area is a journey of the senses with gentle water movement in the stone-clad koi pond, its curved teak deck overhanging the water in true resort style. Providing a colour and texture contrast, flamed granite pavers and granite cobblestones have been used for all paved areas. And, completing the sensory experience, recessed speakers in the alfresco ceiling offer musical accompaniment to any gathering.