3 Storey Custom Design in Cairns

Finalist 2012 HIA Australian Spec Home of the Year
Winner 2011 HIA North Queensland Spec Home of the Year
Winner 2011 HIA North Queensland Energy Efficiency Award
Winner 2011 HIA Cairns Spec Home of the Year
Winner 2011 HIA Cairns Energy Efficiency Award

Sustainability at its futuristic best. This eco-friendly, architect designed home has shown again why Gabriel Poole is a world renowned architect. Gabriel, now in his 70s, with over 40 years of architecture experience, has realised his lifetime work and vision of homes of the future by working together with Gateway Constructions for the past 9 years.

The home is three stories with 355m2 under roof and endless practical features. The first story is guest quarters. The second story contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette, and the third story has a massive modern kitchen, living and dining room with a feature Colorbond ceiling. There are multiple decked areas, where ModWood - recycled Milk cartons and sawdust - has been implemented. The roof is of contemporary, multicultural design with aesthetically pleasing, sweeping curves.

Structurally, as with the rest of the home, flooring, walls and wall lining, the sustainability signature is ever present, with only the use of plantation timber. The home is engineered to a cyclone rating of C3 and is arguably one of the strongest buildings in North Queensland.

The patented breathing wall system enhances the unsurpassed natural airflow - you can see and feel why this home achieved a 9star energy rating. Other features include a Solar 2kv, 5000L water tanks and a shaded pool and spa.

The package is set on 4048m2 of natural landscape including around 2000m2 of natural rain-forest with walking tracks.

Jim and Penny Margach, Owners of Gateway Constructions, and Gabriel Poole’s combined 70 years of blood sweat and tears are certainly on show.