Award Winning Pymble House Entrance Award Winning Pymble House Staircase Award Winning Pymble House Stunning Kitchen Award Winning Pymble House Grand Backyard Award Winning Custom Home Builders at Chateau Award Winning Wahroonga Home Award Winning Wahroonga Home Award Winning Wahroonga Home Interior Award Winning Wahroonga Home Staircase Seaforth House Streetscape Seaforth House Kitchen Seaforth House Lounge Room Seaforth House Fireplace Glamorous Glenhaven House Entrance Glamorous Glenhaven House Open Plan Kitchen Glamorous Glenhaven House Master Bedroom Glamorous Glenhaven House Backyard and Pool

The Exterior of your Home Matters

 

Chateau Architects and Builders apply a holistic approach to the custom home design process. What that means is that we place great importance and emphasis on every single aspect for the design process – and this includes of cousre the home exterior, yard, decking and who to perfectly utilize any existing natural features of a property.

To take a closer look at what we mean, you can visit our gallery of custom built homes. (Include link to the page).

There are some key design elements that we consider determining the best use of space, colours and other features of an outdoor space. Worth a read through if you are at the stage of starting to envision how you would like your home to appear from the outside. Let’s dive in shall we:

1. First things first – The entrance to your home
Why is this one so important? Well because the entry is usually the focal point to your home. You want it to reflect your desired architectural style, look great, and create a sense of appeal for visitors – and of for the family coming home at the end of a long day!

2. Colours, Textures and Materials for days..
Federation colours, feature walls anyone? Stainless steel, rendering and beautiful timbers. These aspects of your home combined will serve to create the overall visual impact of your home. The trick here is to combine aesthetics with durability, and of course keeping in mind the all-important budget. Getting the balance right will create all the difference.

3. Cat on a hot tin roof?
Picture one of your favourite homes in your mind.. Now try to remove the roof from that mental image. What you may find is that for the most stunning homes, the roof is an added feature that essentially ‘seals the deal’. Obviously you want to keep your home cool and protected, as well as keep maintenance as low as possible. But you can also use color, materials and style to create impact. Slated tiles remain the most popular, but there are many newcomers on the market to discuss too.

4.     Landscaping
Landscaping is so much more then planning your garden. It’s about how to best utilise the space and existing flora to maximize the overall feel that you would like to achieve outdoors. We work with a great selection of landscapers, and suggest you take your time to find a landscaper who can really work to deliver your desired outcome. Use your imagination – veggie gardens are increasingly popular, and separated retaining walls used to highlight different sections of your garden can also work well.

5.     How does it shine in the dark?
Outdoor lighting is impotent from two key angles: first of all you want to be able to have the functionality to use the space outside in such a way that suits our family when the sun goes down. Will you need to access entertaining space, tennis court or pool area, washing and other pathways. How about the entry to your home using both the front and back entries. Secondly; I’m sure there’s some examples of contemporary homes that are beautifully lit at night. Getting the lighting right can create a dramatic affect. It’s important to choose styles and fittings that compliment the architectural style of your home

Guide: How To Make Your Home Feel Minimalist

02 August 2020
Minimalist home design has really taken off in recent years. Here are our top 7 tips to redesign your home!

Award Winning Home Builder Turns 50 This Year!

22 May 2020
Fifty years is one of life's milestones - and in today's challenging times, 50 years in the life of a business is a milestone which deserves to be celebrated.

Dovedale Estate: Your Dream Home in Sydney's Northwest!

04 May 2020
A brand new estate in Glenhaven provides a rare opportunity for a custom home in established neighbourhood.

COVID-19: An Update From Our Directors

17 April 2020
A message from the Directors of Chateau Architects + Builders, providing an update on the current Covid-19 pandemic.

What Type Of Home Builder Is Best For You?

27 December 2019
What is the difference between a project home, an achitect + independent builder and an architectural designer builder?

2019 NSW MBA Award Winners!

08 September 2019
The glitz & glamour of the 2019 NSW MBA Awards were hosted at The Star, Pyrmont where we walked away as proud winners of two awards on the night!

We Wish Lois A Happy and Relaxing Retirement

02 September 2019
We said our goodbyes to a wonderful employee last Friday, Lois Alders who has been part of the Chateau family for more than 22 years!

Seaforth Story: Part III

29 May 2019
In this month's edition, we awill be showing you the interior components coming together for this custom home build in the Sydney suburb of Seaforth in Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Strong result second time round in Kenthurst

15 May 2019
A change in the market didn't impact the sale price of a stunning acreage that had to be relisted, writes Katrina Creer (NewsLocal)

A Chateau Designed Home Sells For Over $6m

14 February 2019
The Sydney house that has made it’s owner $1 million in two years!

Seaforth House: Part II

06 February 2019
Chateau Architects + Builders start the construction phase of this magnificent Seaforth House in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

New Tech: An Energy Generating Brick?

17 January 2019
The King’s College, in London, has developed a thermogalvanic brick that generates electricity as we look at more sustainable options for future home builds.

Seaforth Story: Part I

29 November 2018
This Seaforth Project is one of our favourites. Have a sneak peek into the construction of this landmark residence of Grandview Grove, Seaforth.

Real Estate Magazine: Seaforth Trophy Home On The Market

11 October 2018
Seaforth trophy home is a flawless fusion of style, luxury and location.

AUCTION: Full Brick Chateau Residence in East Side Location

11 August 2018
This custom home was built over 14 years ago. It just goes to show that fashion comes and goes but class is permanent!

Warrawee Story: Part IV

27 July 2018
And here we are - the finished Warrawee House in Sydney's North Shore. In this month's edition, we show you the finished home in its final form!

Top 4 Tips For Keeping Those Entertaining Areas Toasty This Winter

12 June 2018
With Sydney suddenly hitting single digits on the temperature gauge, we need to try to stay warm as best we can this winter!

Real Estate: Luxury Eastside Residence, Pool, Tennis Court, Stroll to Rail

30 April 2018
Showcasing sumptuous estate living, this near new family residence offers a flowing layout and entertainment spaces plus elegant outdoor leisure.