As the world is turning to sustainability, Brisbane-based luxury property developer Solaire has been at the forefront of developing sustainable luxury homes since its launch. With all three of their innovative homes setting street price records for the inner Brisbane market, Solaire’s team of forward thinking innovators are proving that sustainable luxury is the new benchmark of custom home design.
What sets Solaire homes apart from other new homes is the level the company has gone to create a luxury home from the most sustainable materials on the market. All three Solaire homes are designed to be NZB or “Net Zero buildings”producing more energy than they use annually.
Recently winning the 2019 Master Builders QLD Brisbane Housing and Construction Award for Excellence in Sustainable Living , La Fleur is Solaire’s second collaboration with multi-award winning Joe Adsett Architects and is a complete renovation and extension of a 1920’s Queenslander home. The result is a stunning contemporary home that provides multi-generational, open-plan living spaces whilst minimising the homes carbon footprint with a myriad of environmentally friendly materials and sustainable features; every piece of timber is certified chain of custody, there are no VOC’s or polyurethanes on any inside surfaces, all the tapware and fittings are from Sussex Taps hand-crafted in zero waste brass and the pools contain water so fresh you can drink it.
From the street the striking silhouette gives you only a glimpse of how impressive this property really is. The home has a look of understated luxury, blending modern and traditional materials that include a range of high end completely sustainable tapware and bathroom fittings.
Inside, the home has been designed to maximise natural cross ventilation with extensive Low-E glazing that creates a light and bright interior that showcases exceptional finishes. The sense of space is further accentuated by the neutral palette and sliding doors to the alfresco area that open wide, bringing the outdoors in, while greenery everywhere adds to the natural feel of the property.
High-quality, sustainable materials such as Italian porcelain tiles with certified recycled content and energy efficient lighting are abundant throughout this beautiful home that includes 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 walk in robes and 2 living areas.
Balconies to almost every room make this an amazing property for those who love outdoor living. Wherever you are in the property, it is just a few steps to be able to enjoy the outdoor space, whatever the weather.
Whilst the home is bathed in natural light, Low-E Veridian glass and insulation manufactured from recycled glass and plastic bottles help to maintain a consistent temperature within the home. With thermal chimneys, active fluid dynamics and a chemical free environment, it is ensured that every day lived inside this home is clean, healthy and comfortable.
Outside, fruit trees have been incorporated into the beautiful landscape which also includes a spectacular 100m2 green wall and herb garden that allows cool crisp air to flow through the house.
The property is complete with a state-of-the-art home automation system which allows lights, music, temperature and security to be controlled from anywhere in the world. Built in ‘Go Green’ switch technology and battery storage for the solar power enhance the sustainable and renewable credentials of this impressive dwelling.
From total waste separation on site, circular economics turning construction waste into fertiliser, electric vehicle charging and live Tesla energy monitoring Solaire is leading the industry in sustainable custom home design. To create three such projects in just 19 months is a remarkable achievement.
This award winning sustainable home is just one of many extraordinary homes featured in our luxury homes yearbook Custom Homes.