The way a home is lit can completely change its style, and that’s why it’s so important to get it right. For a classic, elegant result you can’t go past a chandelier, but for a more modern feel there’s a range of styles and materials to try. OzHome News is casting a light on some of the best lighting choices in homes featured this week, and the results should be illuminating.
58 Watson Street, Newmarket, Qld 4051
Nestled into the hillside, this multi-million dollar property is hiding some big surprises, like an incredible spiralling chandelier! While it looks like a single storey home from the road, it quickly opens up to a six-level dwelling full of luxury and class, and boasting some of the best views you can find in Brisbane.
At the top of the structure, the piano bar epitomises class. There’s still plenty of room for the glittering chandelier, piano, onyx marble bar, and a large terrace with phenomenal views of Mt Coot-tha, the northern suburbs and the Brisbane CBD.
Alex Ehsani – 0412 097 565
Karuna Dimelow – 0407 027 380
Coronis – Inner North
7-13 King Arthurs Court, Sovereign Islands, Qld 4216
Spanning four blocks, Chateau De Reves is a $30 million property attracting world-wide attention.
This home is insanely adventurous in design – it looks like a sports stadium, and there’s a very nautical theme inside. The living room comes with everything you could want: marble floors with matching grounds the whole way through, 13-metre high ceilings, and soaring panes of glass to invite the natural world in – plus some Art Nouveau lighting fixtures!
Patrick Pancur – 0422 228 229
Ben Evans – 0433 826 647
Canford Estate Agents – Chevron Island
14 Musgrave Street, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
Located behind a lush smattering of Chinese elms, it’s obvious where the estate called ‘Elm House’ gets its name. Built in the heart of one of Canberra’s most exclusive suburbs, the multi-level dwelling has an equally exclusive cost, priced in the mid to high $4 millions.
Most of the lighting is utilitarian, but the kitchen is more experimental. Suspended above the dual Ceasarstone island benches, translucent globular lights show just how effective modern design can be.
Bill Lyristakis – 0418 626 593
Michael Lyristakis – 0422 633 490
Berkley Residential – Kingston
4 Frank Street, Balwyn North, Vic 3104
When people dream of idyllic, picture-perfect living, this is the type of property that springs to mind. A high-end example of prestige and quality, all within proximity of inner-city Melbourne, and priced between $5.68 and $6.18 million.
The accommodation has been planned and built to have extraordinarily generous proportions throughout, with spectacular high ceilings and plenty of natural light permeating the living spaces. It’s hard to choose a favourite in here – perhaps the chandelier in the void left by the wrap-around grand staircase, or maybe the one in the living room, dripping with crystal!
Elsa Li – 0477 888 099
Perry Zhou – 0474 774 744
Marshall White Balwyn
60 Riverview Terrace, Hamilton, Qld 4007
For the final offering, meet one of Brisbane’s grandest homes. Constructed in 1901, Newnham is as beautiful inside as out, with beautiful domed towers reminiscent of the Taj Mahal.
Unsurprisingly, a classic home comes with classic lighting, but there are several different time periods at play. The master suite enjoys a multi-armed avant-garde lighting fixture, while in the lounge room the home’s history comes alive.
Metal-pressed ceilings, sash windows, and an exquisite original fireplace are illuminated by a sparkling chandelier – the perfect location for a refined gathering.
Thursday, April 29 at 6 pm
Tony McLoughlin – 0414 848 938