An Australian couple seeking to build a home for three generations of their family knew that they found an ideal location on a perch overlooking Brisbane and the surrounding mountains. But they also realized that their property's original design was less than ideal — it didn't take advantage of either vantage point.
So, they made the tough decision to scrap it and start over, enlisting Joel Alcorn and Chloe Middleton of Kahrtel to help salvage the site. Luckily, the design duo came up with a plan that would check all of the owners' boxes: maximize the mountain and city views, fit in with the neighborhood, and create livable spaces for everyone. The architects swapped a standard floor plan by placing most of the bedrooms on the ground floor, and took inspiration from nearby houses by creating an exterior that's a mix of modern and traditional.
In the end, the couple's decision to restart the project proved to be their smartest choice. Their large family got the space they needed, and the pair got the views they craved.