first_imgThe trendy kitchen. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 It’s hard to tell whether you’re inside or out. Owners James and Lauren Davidson built the house three years ago after enlisting Brisbane-based James Russell Architect. “His biggest thing is connection from outdoor to indoor spaces and making that as seamless as possible,” Mr Davidson said. “The house is broken down into different sections, some are very enclosed and sheltered but the main living areas are open to the elements — like having an outdoor area inside.” MORE NEWS: Rural dump sells just shy of $1 millionMORE NEWS: Sweet deal penned for Salt Beach holiday home More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The facade features a design similar to breezeblocks, which were hip in the 1950s and ’60s, where bricks are laid on their side to show their weepholes and allow for natural light and air to flow through. “It’s a standard brick unit but it’s turned on its edge so you see through it,” he said. “It’s like a breezeblock but more hard-wearing, it doesn’t need to be painted or treated.” It has a $1.25 million price tag. Upon entering, large pebble-shaped stones lead past a stunning 25-year-old crepe myrtle tree, which stands tall within the central atrium and connects the home’s two levels. Large expanses of glass, polished concrete and spotted gum timber flooring, a saltwater pool and a beach within walking distance are just some of the highlights.Mr Davidson said his favourite room would be the upstairs sunroom.“I love sitting there and having a coffee in the morning, looking out to the skyline and into the courtyard with the tree,” he said. “In winter it loses most of its leaves and lets light in and in summer when it’s hot it provides shade.“It’s a really lovely house to live in, you need to spend some time in it to appreciate why it is the way it is.”The four-bedroom home at 31 Naranga Ave, Broadbeach Waters, is on the market with a $1.25 million price tag. Mr Davidson said the family were selling to buy acreage closer to their two children’s school. Brisbane-based James Russell Architect designed the home. There’s nothing standard about the house. 31 Naranga Ave, Broadbeach Waters, has hit the market. It’s definitely not your standard brick house – especially because its see-through facade will make you question whether you’re inside or out. The award-winning design of this Broadbeach Waters home makes it a standout property.last_img read more