St Ives Story Part IV

Chateau are the master builders you call when you want to design for a life with style as well as comfort for your family. We continue delving into the unique finishes, creative touches and finer details of our St Ives Custom Home. For this final post of the series, we are covering the finished product and the handover of the keys to our client!

As you walk in through that special front door, you are overwhelmed by the class and beauty of the stunning staircase before your eyes. The staircase itself features curved concrete with polished Spotted Gum timber treads and handrails – and who could miss that chandelier!

Custom Staircase On The Left and The Smeg Kitchen Appliances On The Right

Finishes that work. We absolutely love this joinery work with the feature wine cabinet (below). The intricacy and detail really is second to none! The window to the right is a view of the fully climate controlled wine cellar so you can make the choice of your perfect dinner paired beverage easier than ever before.

Dining Area With a Window to The Wine Cellar

Below is the finished kitchen which really opens up the common areas of the home in a stunning, clean fashion. What we really enjoy about this kitchen is the contrast between the natural Spotted Gum floors with the clean white of the cabinets, walls and ceiling. It really does match the same theme of the staircase as you first enter this bespoke home.

Custom Kitchen Island

You can see the level of detail our contractors work to in the bathroom below. This is the master bedroom ensuite which includes glass mosaic tiles, a complete frameless shower screen and a ceiling mounted shower head. Our clients not only love the contrast between the darker mosaic tiles and the lighter tones of the vanity and floor, they also enjoy the heated towel racks and heated flooring underneath their feet as they step out of the shower on a cold winters day or night.

Frameless shower screen For A Classy Finish? Yes Please!

With a custom designed cinema room, the residents of the home can unwind as a family in their own private space. A great idea for any luxury home, whether you’re watching a movie with your children or having friends over to watch the Wallabies play – we all agree that having your own private movie theatre is certainly unique and refreshing!

The ceiling and bulkheads have been painted a particularly dark colour while the projection wall consists of fabric panelling to make it feel like a genuine cinema.

How Would You Like Your Very Own Home Theatre?

As we journey to the backyard, we look back at the open plan living area which has been designed to maximise space. To the left of the image below you can see glass windows. These provide a kitchen servery area in which they can slide across to open up the kitchen directly into the entertaining area bringing the outside in and the inside out on that perfect sunny day.  To maximise natural light, our client decided to have a "vergola" feature above which can be opened up by the flick of a switch to allow that stunning sunlight to flood through when you feel like it, or to provide a large shaded area when required. This flexibility is just one of the many benefits of having Chateau build your master built home here in Sydney!

Every Luxury Home Should Have An Outdoor Entertaining Space

The picture below is a perfect example of our level of craftsmanship and skill our contractors employ. This classy cabana area includes an outdoor seating space which overlooks the stunning feature of the backyard – the pool! With special lighting throughout, it can be used as an entertaining space during those warmer summer nights.

Is A Custom Built Home Really Complete If It Doesn't Have A Pool?

And that’s that - another custom home in Sydney’s North Shore complete. We still speak with our clients after handover to make sure they feel comfortable in their dream home and that there is nothing that they are unhappy with. It’s all part of Chateau’s service and once you sign up with us at Chateau, whether you like it or not, you are part of our family!

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What Are Your Thoughts Of This Custom Built Home In Sydney's Upper North Shore?


St Ives Story: Part I - The Plans for the St Ives Custom Home Build

St Ives Story: Part II - Delving Into The Exterior Elements of This Master Build

St Ives Story: Part III - Interior Components and Style Coming Together for St Ives


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