Home Tour - Ashford House
Located on broad acreage in Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria, Ashford House exudes contemporary design, inspired by the traditional farm-style Colorbond shed. Utilising minimalistic architecture, the home emanates luxury and quality craftsmanship. The floor plan consists of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a gym, butler’s pantry and a spacious kitchen, dining and living room – forming part of the entertaining and alfresco area.
Built by owners Steve and Donna Bright from construction company Excelcon, alongside Graham Jones Design, the design brief was to frame the home and provide spectacular open rural views. “We wanted to incorporate floor-to-ceiling windows that could run seamlessly along the length of the house,” says Mr Bright.
Excelcon worked closely with Stegbar to customise windows to the specifications required. “At the time, Stegbar was developing a new innovative range called Alumiere, which became an integral part of the design – both aesthetically and structurally,” explains Mr Bright. “We wanted the windows to provide vast open living spaces, while maintaining minimal visual impact from structural elements.”
To seamlessly bring the outdoors in, Stegbar Alumiere Stacking Doors were specified, allowing Steve and Donna to take advantage of the alfresco space all year round. “In winter, we can keep the doors closed and still feel connected to the outside due to the large panes of glass and unobstructed views. During the warmer months, we can completely open them up and create a cohesive transition from inside out,” says Mr Bright.
“The design of Ashford House was always going to provide a challenge to window manufacturers. With a longstanding working relationship and a cohesive approach to construction, Stegbar’s Alumiere range has enabled us to achieve a final overall look that is true to our design brief, and creates an extraordinary home,” concludes Mr Bright.