Kildare Avenue, Mission Bay

The construction of this home saw our team apply its skills to meet the challenges of a technically demanding architectural concept.

Introduction

Designed by Kent Dadson from Dadson Architects, this two-storey home features sharply angled walls that presented a significant construction challenge. Absolute precision was needed to ensure that the architect’s vision was achieved.

  • Project Type: New Build
  • Completed: 2017
  • Architect: Kent Dadson, Kent Dadson Architects

Details

Made up of vertical shiplap weatherboards in two contrasting hues, the concept for the home’s exterior has been described by the architect as being ‘like a slice out of a watermelon’. Delivering these sharp lines was a challenging ask, but the Maxim Build team was able to create them precisely.

The exterior cladding is complemented by custom-made copper gutters and flashing, as well as decking built from Purple Heart, an Indonesian hardwood.

Inside, the house includes three bedrooms, as well as a self-contained, one-bedroom wing that can be closed off from the main home. For an alternative area to relax, a snug was also built for the owners to enjoy. In the living areas, polished concrete floors deliver a sleek look and a Gaboon plywood ceiling shows off custom pendant lights, which were designed to look like planets.

At street level, the property is enclosed by a custom-made COR-TEN weathered steel fence and matching gates. Maxim Build also managed the development of the home’s landscaping, creating paved areas, as well as in-situ poured concrete pavers and retaining walls for grassed areas.

Before construction of the new home could begin, our team oversaw the demolition of the existing house and the removal of asbestos from the site. Asbestos removal requires a very skilled team, however Maxim Build has the necessary experience and expertise to complete this type of work safely.