Seacliff Residence - Case Study

Home is where the heart is, and for this seaside residence, it’s also where design has pushed the boundaries to create a perfect balance of comfort and style. This dream home was envisioned by owners Hans and Trish and saw Klemm Homes be enlisted to complete the build. Overlooking the beach, there were design elements which were carefully considered throughout the project to achieve the open-plan living areas yet ensure functionality during all seasons. Working closely with ADX Depot, Klemm Homes Project Manager Thomas Taylor ensured luxury, elegance and integrity was reflected with the use of customised cavity slider door systems, EzyJamb door frames, shadow-line skirtings and more.

Being based on the beachfront, it was necessary to consider how the change of seasons affects climate and comfort within the home. While maintaining the core design brief of an open floorplan, Thomas worked with ADX Depot to design two very large cavity slider doors, each 2800mm high by 2310mm in opening width. “The process of designing and ordering materials that would work to meet the needs of the client and knowing how exactly it would work was made easy while working with Craig at ADX Depot,” Thomas explains. “Not only was it great having someone to assist with the process to get the right materials to pull it off, but the logistics of getting this large, heavy door up to the second level of the home was made easy by ADX Depot craning the doors up for us.”

Seacliff Residence - Case Study

With open plan design, there is consideration to how the space will be efficiently air-conditioned. Heating and cooling large open areas can be costly, so a major consideration for the cavity sliders were that they could close and seal. This was achieved with the use of a rebate into the wall so that when the door closes, there is no room for air to travel through and effect the temperature. The air-conditioning can then be controlled and set to climatize the part of the home which is in use at the time. This feature was incorporated into all four cavity sliding doors in the kitchen and living/dining area.

Another benefit to this system is that the one-touch mechanisms were utilized. This means that the doors are able to be fully opened and hidden inside the walls becoming flush with the door frames allowing a seamless opening. To close the door, it is as simple as slightly pushing the door in towards the cavity and releasing. This will eject the door enough so that the door handle can be accessed and door closed. “Ensuring that the one-touch system was going to be supplied correctly for the application, especially for the very large and heavy hallway doors, was satisfying to get right. It took three men to install each door. Extra trolley and roller attachments had to be used when installing the door to ensure the weight was evenly distributed and that it opens and closes easily,” explains Craig, Account Manager at ADX Depot.

Seacliff Residence - Case Study

Moving through the home, other innovative products supplied by ADX Depot have been used, for example EzyJamb door jambs. There are major benefits to using the EzyJamb system throughout a build (like quick and simple installation saving time on site). This home has used the Classic Adjust EzyJamb which is a split-type door jamb. The two-piece jamb is adjustable to allow for various wall thicknesses while ensuring a smooth finish along the wall face. This made for fast and precise installation. When the door is closed, the internal wall and door of the room will be a flush finish. This cleverly contrasts with the discrete detail of shadow-line skirting. It’s with these simple material selections that the modern elegance of the home can truly be achieved.

Seacliff Residence - Case Study

Craig reflects on the project and speaks about how, “right through the home, smart material choices have been made and have taken into consideration the location, scenery and functionality of the home. Even down to small details like the shadow-line skirting, or the mirrored splashback in the kitchen which reflects the view of the ocean to see it whichever way you’re facing. Klemm Homes have done a superb job and we are thrilled to have been able to provide our service and products for the project, ensuring Hans and Trish have a wonderful home to enjoy all year round.”

The completion of this build has highlighted some wonderful ways in which innovative products can and have truly added value to the home. There have been design elements, which with careful planning and consideration, have executed the brief of open-plan living and functionality. It’s projects like these that inspire and create excitement about architectural and interior design crossed with innovation. This is a fantastic example of modern elegance and is a home that will be enjoyed for years to come.

 

For enquires on products or services, or for more information on this project, call our team on (08) 8292 5000.




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