Cambridge Terrace

locationUnley
floor area409 m2
completion2018

Standing as a contemporary example of a traditional Adelaide Villa, this home exhibits a fusion of modern and traditional elements. The stone façade, concealed gutters, custom folded gable flashings, and steel tie rods anchor the front canopy, creating an assumed volume of the traditional verandah. The eye-catching Victorian Ash entry door with a bespoke handle displays the home’s commitment to fine detailing.

Overall, this contemporary take on a traditional home, sympathetically enhances its streetscape and is a stunning example of custom design and masterfully executed construction.

 

Environmental Sustainability

The East-West site orientation posed challenges to open up the North facing living areas optimising the South Australian climate. High level windows and skylights promote cross ventilation and passively cool the home and the building’s energy efficiency is further exemplified by the installation of a 8.215kw Canadian Solar 265W system, a 50mm roof blanket with an R 1.25 rating and heavy Earthwool insulation to the internal and external walls, mid-floor and ceiling.

Seamlessly blending the inside and outside, the burnished concrete slab integrates a zero threshold with an internal strip drain leading to a Victorian Ash timber deck. Custom steel supports make way for a servery window with a Victorian Ash benchtop. The glass pool fence is recessed to provide an unobstructed view of the pool, which can also be appreciated from the upper level through the custom 35-degree privacy louvres.

Serving as the heart of the home’s circulation, the custom-designed and constructed staircase is integrated into the structural wall and ceiling design. The staircase showcases profile cut stringers, dual tensioned stainless-steel wire balustrade, and open treads, testifying to Finesse Built’s love for innovation and quality workmanship.

The home’s bespoke kitchen and butler’s pantry feature the highest quality fixtures and finishes, mirroring the home’s dedication to combining elegance and functionality.

The main living area, enriched by a gas fireplace, presents a top-hung frameless glass sliding wall with zero clearance track and recessed curtain tracks integrated into the timber trusses. It’s a space designed for comfort, luxury, and seamless transition into the outdoor spaces.

The main bedroom suite offers an intimate retreat, encompassing a luxurious ensuite with high-quality bathroom fixtures.

The main bathroom continues the home’s commitment to luxury and functionality, with top-of-the-line fixtures and the integration of utility spaces within the design.