Tullipan Homes – Key Largo Display Home, Cameron Park
The tri-level Key Largo is our most spectacular, innovative, energy efficient home design to date. It couples modern, streamlined, light, open plan living design, perfect for family activities and entertaining; with practical and inviting homely areas to either work or unwind in away from the bustle of family life.
The enticing and eye-catching façade combines a multitude of materials to create a home with a seamless and elegant street appeal. The 3.6m high ceilinged north-facing living, dining and kitchen areas, with walls awash with glass, opening through bi-fold doors to the amenable alfresco area, is the pinnacle of this light-filled and impressive (yet affordable) home.
Winner 2014 HIA Hunter Region Display Home over $350,001
The home’s tri-level profile was achieved using waffle raft split slab construction. Tullipan Homes pushed the limits of this construction method by:
Applying a 1400mm high internal deepened edge beam along the line of the split in floor levels, and using external deepened edge beams, cladded externally with face brickwork, to give the quality façade appearance of an elevated timber floor construction to the rear living areas as opposed to the unattractive alternative of exposed fill &/or retaining walls to contain under slab fill. This also provides the renowned benefits of thermal mass energy efficiencies, that come with the use of slab on ground construction.
A signature design characteristic of Tullipan Homes, employed in the Key Largo, is the inclusion of a 3.6m high ceilinged, expansive open plan living area with a high window to wall space ratio. Structural steel was used to provide the requisite lateral bracing support for this area. Glazed hi-lites were installed in the increased wall height, to provide the ambience of an abundance of natural lighting from the north.
Other innovative design features of this home include:
The installation of an impressive, artistic, laser cut privacy screen in the alfresco area, which provides not only privacy but a visual feature and focal point from both inside and outside the home;
- the use of glazing in lieu of a splashback in sections of the kitchen – providing increased natural light and serviceability;
- the coating of the acrylic render with the quality product (Murobond bridge paint in Relic brush stroke finish) adding to the character of the home and giving it a distinctive look; and
- the use of Boral cultured stone cladding (Country Ledgestone in Chardonnay) as the feature of the multi-material façade.
- James Hardy products: External claddings of Scyon Linea weatherboards + Axon cladding. Alfresco ceiling sheeting of HardieGroove soffit lining sheets.
- Roof coverings included a combination of Monier Wunderlich Nullabor Terracotta shingle roof tiles in Granite finish. Also BHP colorbond metal roof sheeting to accommodate the flat hidden roofing over the garage.
- Lime green glass splashbacks to compliment the Caeserstone clamshell benchtops.
- Open riser style custom made staircase with Blackbutt Hardwood Treads & Mika style glass balustrading with stainless steel posts & Blackbutt toprail.
- Open flame feature Gas fireplace to the main Living room feature by REALFLAME.
- Decorative feature plaster work throughout including square set feature recess pockets in several locations & vertical columns to the Home Theatre entry.
- Floor tiles throughout the living areas consist on the latest craze of Timber look porcelain floor tiles in white washed beach timber finish.
- Walk in wardrobe to Bedroom includes a cutom fitout by Regency wardrobes.
- Decorative cornice throughout includes Boral cairo 3-step feature cornice.
- Laminated Hardwood feature posts to the Alfresco.
- Fully ducted air conditioning by Actron air.
- Glasswool Wall and ceiling insulation by Bradfords.
- PGH dry pressed face brickwork – Megalong Valley Grey with off white mortar.