SUSTAINABILITY – LIVABILITY – AFFORDABILITY

accessible driveway and pathway entrance

accessible driveway and pathway entrance

Sustainability, livability and affordability means different things to different people but for the i4 Development team it’s something they strive for every day. Their recent project homes at 39 and 41 Wanda Road Upper Mount Gravatt are great examples of the consideration and application of factors that impact on or influence the well-being of the community and the people who will turn newly constructed houses into their dream homes.

“We just do things differently – we offer much more than the standard build. We provide affordable luxury. Values and purpose are the drivers when it comes to determining where our money is spent………and most importantly we want people who share similar philosophies to buy the homes we build.

accessible bathroom adjoins queen sized bedroom

The homes are currently on the market by negotiation with Grant Boman, Ray White – Mount Gravatt M: 0413381434

In selecting Wanda Road as i4 Development’s next project, focus was directed to a place where people would want to live now and in the future:

  • Safety (area with low crime, caring neighbours)
  • Quality of life (proximately to education, health, sports, recreation, shops)
  • Social participation and connection (community facilities, meeting places, events/movie cinemas and other entertainment venues)
  • Access to services (public transport, cycling and walking infrastructure, hospital, police, ambulance, fire and rescue and other government services)
  • Open spaces (parks, trees, nature reserves)
  • Progressive area (Mount Gravatt Corridor, Garden City Upgrade)
spacious open plan living area

spacious open plan living area

The design brief asked for the houses to cater for dual living, multi-generational and extended families who would benefit from a range of flexible lifestyle spaces and zonal living arrangements across two levels. Priority consideration was ease of access, capacity to move around freely, openness and spaciousness, seamless inside and outside living, accessible bathroom, generous sized bedrooms and multiple living areas.

Sustainability and livability are carefully considered – although they’re now so ingrained in our work that Maree OShea finds it hard to think of them separately. “When I refer to sustainability, it’s not just the physical aspects of the building but also the personal and social ones. We make homes livable for everyone regardless of age, family needs or changes a person may experience during their lifetime.” She explains. “We’re all put on this earth to interact and connect with people, and the more we embrace that concept, the better for the individual, family and community”.

On the building side it’s quality products with good warranty and easy to maintain fixtures and finishes, treated timber frames, grey glazed windows, floor to ceiling tiles, terminate reticulation system, wall and ceiling insulation, gas hot water, energy efficient appliances, LED lighting, just to name a few.

custom design kitchen with lower bench, induction cooking, soft close doors and drawers

custom design kitchen with lower bench, induction cooking, soft close doors and drawersto ceiling tiles, termite reticulation system, wall and ceiling insulation, gas hot water, energy efficient appliances, LED lighting, just to name a few.

Key livable features include:

  • Exposed aggregate concrete driveway and pathway lead to extra wide garage and front door entrances
  • spacious, ground level open plan living area with wide doorways and full length windows
  • custom design kitchen with lower workbench, induction cooking, soft closing drawers, useable pantry. Complimented with overhead lighting and exhaust fans
  • outdoor kitchen seamlessly extends the living space and provides for alfresco dining and entertaining
  • queen size bedroom with open walk-in robe and adjoining fully accessible bathroom on the entrance level
  • what was once an elevated block is now a level piece of land with landscaped, fully fenced, secured yard with concrete paths on all sides.
Lower level universal room

Lower level universal room

Let’s now review 41 Wanda Road against the 16 livable housing design elements and other useful information – refer to

Livable housing post

level landscaped secured yard with concrete paths

level landscaped secured yard with concrete paths

HOME FOR SALE – 39 WANDA ROAD UPPER MOUNT GRAVATT

AW20150227_0005Sustainable – livabile – affordable
Beautifully designed and executed large family homeAW20150227_0028
Urban/industrial style and colour scheme with a grey palette and balanced with white and timber
Unique floor plan with high ceilings and flowing spaces
Indoor and outdoor kitchens complete with European stainless appliances
Alfresco dining and entertainment area with fully landscaped yard
Guest room or home office on lower level with two-way ensuite
All bedrooms with walk-in robes and serviced by fully tiled bathrooms
Upper level study and rumpus leading onto front deck
AW20150227_0017Integrated vacuum system throughout.
VIEW: Wednesdays 5.30-6pm
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HOMES FOR SALE – 39 & 41 Wanda Road Upper Mount Gravatt

For saleAWARD RECOGNISED LOCAL BUILDING FAMILY BRINGS THE MOST STUNNING – LIVABILE – SUSTAINABLE – AFFORDABLE LUXURY TO THE HEART OF HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER MOUNT GRAVATT.

NOT ONE BUT TWO BRAND NEW HOMES – FILLED WITH MODERN ELEGANCE, STUNNING FINISHES, INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS. THERE ARE NO EXPENSES SPARED. BE QUICK, THESE PROPERTIES WILL NOT LAST!

Excellent location just 5 minutes to Garden City precinct; 10-12 minutes to CBD; walking distance to premier schools, an array of cafes and boutique shops as well as public transport.

Individual style and flair

Individual style and flair

These grand homes are designed with dual living, multi-generational and extended families in mind, offering a range of flexible lifestyle spaces and zonal living arrangements across two levels including open plan kitchen, dining and lounge, outdoor kitchen with alfresco dining and entertaining, separate rumpus and adjoining deck, designated study nook, fully accessible bedroom, an opulent master suite along with three queen sized bedrooms, walk-in robes and lavish bathrooms.

See for yourself: Open House: Saturdays 11-11.30am; Wednesdays 5.30-6pm

HOME FOR SALE – 41 WANDA ROAD UPPER MOUNT GRAVATT

Street view

Street view

41 Wanda Road Upper Mount Gravatt

UNRIVALLED LUXURY, STUNNING DESIGN

NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL, BRAND NEW HOME FILLED WITH MODERN ELEGANCE, STUNNING FINISHES, INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS. THERE HAVE BEEN NO EXPENSES SPARED. BE QUICK, THIS PROPERTY WILL NOT LAST!

This grand home is designed for living with flexible spaces filled with ample natural light and relaxed, lifestyle inspired indoor/outdoor living. A perfect feature for our Queensland climate. This is coupled with high end finishes, quality craftsmanship and unrivalled attention to detail. The expansive informal, relaxed living area opens onto the covered entertaining area, ideal for spending a relaxed afternoon with family and friends. The outdoor space

Outlook

Outlook

is completed by an outdoor kitchen with stainless steel range hood and sink. This alfresco area is complemented by a level fully fenced backyard, perfect for kids.

The home caters for a number of living options with multi­-generational and extended families in mind, offering a range of flexible lifestyle spaces and zonal living arrangements across two levels.

The moment you venture through the front door the interior design and quality craftsmanship is evident. It portrays a sense of spaciousness and homeliness with its unique floor plan, high ceilings, clean lines, wide doorways and seamless, open spaces which are of generous proportions this is complemented with sustainable fixtures and finishes.

You visualise your very own family living in such beautiful surrounds. You see comfort in lounging around the feature built­-in TV and entertainment unit, sharing fun, food and laughter at the dining table, breakfast bar or alfresco.

The kitchen demonstrates good workflow, innovative storage solutions and quality motion along with carefully selected European appliances, custom joinery and stone benchtops.

Seamless living

Seamless living

The unique and flexible space on the lower level can be used as a bedroom for guests, elderly parents, teenagers or a home office, media room or children’s play area. It has an adjoining accessible fully tiled ensuite complete with privacy shutters.
The moment you venture upstairs the quality design and craftsmanship of this homes is apparent, with a double height void allowing natural light to cascade through to the lower level, this is accentuated by the open mono-stringer polished timber stairs. Entering the upper floor, the size of this luxury home becomes evident with a massive rumpus opening onto the north facing front balcony plus a flexible study nook with custom cabinetry.

In total there are four expansive bedrooms upstairs, all bedrooms highlight great design with the added convenience of ceiling fans and walk-in robes. The bedrooms are serviced by a large fully tiled main bathroom, beautifully modern and well-appointed with a separate shower, generous sized bathtub and beautiful vanity. There is also the added amenity of a separate powder room. The opulent master suite is a light filled sanctuary offering a very generous walk­-in robe and with added indulgence of a lavishly tiled ensuite, dual shower and separate toilet. There is also an unbelievable amount of storage throughout the houses including walk-in linen.
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A well-executed laundry with 45lt tub, with ample storage provided from the quality cabinetry. The double garage comprises extra wide panel lift remote control door, full ­length cupboards and storage facilities including a fully integrated vacuum system.

Excellent location just 5 minutes to Garden City precinct; 15 minutes to CBD; walking distance to premier schools, an array of cafes and boutique shops as well as public transport.

VIEW: Wednesdays 5.30-6pm and Saturdays 11-11.30am

A Family Affair

FB-timeline-imagepostIf your husband, your son and your son-in law are all

builders, and you are an interior decorator, you are

uniquely positioned to combine talents and resources

to your mutual advantage. And while this is what the

OShea family has done, they have also created a

community of like-minded professionals, suppliers and

trades whose cooperative efforts have raised the bar

in residential living with the construction of a fabulous

townhouse complex ‘Bliss on Berge’ at Mount Gravatt.

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Final Bliss on Berge

An eye for Design

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Take a look at the professions each member of the OShea family has

chosen, and you’ll agree that there’s no family better placed to create

a range of new homes in their local community. Maree, an interior

decorator and designer, husband John, son Nick (OShea and Sons

Builders), and son-in-law Brendon (King Builders) created an entity

in i4 Development. Together, along with their life partners boasting

expertise in property and finance, they create spaces which encourage

togetherness and community long after the build is complete.

Such was the case with their recent HIA finalist project in Mount

Gravatt. In developing the property, i4 Development looked closely

at the entire area, envisaging the final results as the surrounding

community would. “We look at the concept as a family, putting all

our ideas together,” Maree says. “It takes multiple meetings, planning

discussions and design sketches until we’re comfortable, but we get

there. It comes from the soul, our heart. It’s in our DNA to make a

difference and we definitely have an eye for design.”

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Final i4 Design