Gotcha Speckle Park

Builders of distinction since 1958

About This Project

A cherry blossom tree-lined driveway gracefully guides you to this exquisite riverfront home that seamlessly blends organic elegance with luxury and a symphony of craftsmanship and innovation. The extensive use of Blackbutt hardwood cladding and Callala stone are standout features, leaving no doubt that you are about to experience building excellence. These standout features not only evoke timeless beauty but also promise enduring quality. Entering via the hand-crafted steel door clad in Blackbutt hardwood, you are irresistibly drawn towards the river view, as you are enveloped by the meticulous placement of Callala stone along one side of the three-meter-wide entry hall, creating an immediate sense of grandeur. This is just the beginning of your exploration of this magnificent, expansive riverfront home.

Working in conjunction with Derive Architecture, behind the scenes, Gotcha Speckle Park stands on a foundation of engineering excellence:
• 9000 tonnes of imported gravel fill, form a flood mound, ensuring resilience against nature’s forces. This mound was put to the test shortly after its completion during the 1 in 100-year flood in March 2021.
• 200 driven treated timber mini piles provide stability and support, allowing this architectural masterpiece to rise confidently. Originally specified as screw piles, but was determined on site that these would be unsuitable and the design was changed to the driven mini piles.
• A polished concrete waffle pod slab underfoot ensures both durability and aesthetic appeal.
• Over 1200 cubic meters of concrete was poured during the build. Much of this with waterproofing additives or low shrink properties.
• Hydronic in-slab heating ensures comfort even during the coldest seasons.
• Off-form suspended concrete terrace roofs create seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces.
• The post-tension concrete ceiling/floor slab in the open-plan living room exemplifies structural innovation.
• Off-form concrete columns stand as elegant pillars of strength.
• Structural steel elements harmonise with the natural surroundings.
• Sewer, stormwater and electrical pathway issues have been meticulously addressed, ensuring seamless functionality.
• Multiple HWS (hot water systems) and a recirculation system guarantee comfort and convenience.
• Screened plant area to cater for the multiple heat pumps, multiple 3 phase air-conditioning fan coils, and multiple electric hot water systems, connected to the ring line.

This property does not merely meet expectations; it surpasses them, with striking design, craftsmanship and quality materials:
• Custom Blackbutt clad garage panel lift doors greet you with sophistication.
• Use of Natural stone, including Carrara marble benchtops and ensuite tiling, elevates aesthetics.
• The yoga bathroom, adorned with green marble tiling, invites tranquility.
• Custom joinery by RSF graces every piece of cabinetry, reflecting bespoke craftsmanship.
• Blackbutt hardwood screening on the upper level, supported by powder-coated aluminum framing, balances privacy and aesthetics. The design of the support structure for this was a challenge, as it was not worked through during the design and engineering phase.
• Floor-to-ceiling black anodised aluminium sliding doors, engineered by G James, frame breathtaking views and flood interiors with light. Some of the door panels are so large that specific engineering and testing was carried out at the Brisbane head office to ensure compliance and functionality.
• Artisan stone flagging, both inside and out, adds texture and character.
• Burnished concrete benchtops in the alfresco dining and entertainment space blend style and functionality.
• Expansive open-plan living areas redefine luxury living.
• An ensuite for every bedroom, a media room, a luggage room, and an I.T. room cater to diverse needs.
• An internal courtyard provides a private oasis within this grand estate.

This build also embraces smart living:
• A full Savant home automation system seamlessly integrates lighting, climate control, and security.
• Extensive data, Wi-Fi, and camera systems ensure connectivity and peace of mind.

Beyond aesthetics, this home caters to well-being:
• An off-form fireplace invites cozy gatherings.
• A 25m lap pool, complete with in-floor cleaning and a Remco poly carbonate roller cover, beckons for invigorating swims.
• A swim spa, sauna, and yoga room offer holistic wellness.
• A fully equipped home gym caters to fitness enthusiasts.

• Relocating and up grading the overhead mains power to a 3 phase 200-amp supply to cater all of electrical within the home.
• Pool cabana area and paved hard stand.
• The conversion of the original alfresco area into a glass enclosed room.
• Savant home automation system installation.

This property isn’t just a house; it’s a testament to vision, craftsmanship, and innovation, as the design and details evolved in collaboration with the client, resulting in a more personalised build. As you explore its 2,000sqm expanse, you’ll discover that every detail whispers excellence. Welcome home to a symphony of architectural brilliance.

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