Preferred Properties Project 1
Arthur Ilias from Preferred Properties worked alongside architect John Bornas from Workroom Design to create this spectacular home. The pair used a complementary selection of materials that work in perfect unison to showcase a clean, minimalist design. Composed of in-situ concrete walls and travertine stone flooring, this contemporary abode has a slight industrial aesthetic, softened by timber accents throughout.
At the hub is an open-plan living area, semi-divided by a grand three-sided fireplace that can be enjoyed from the kitchen, dining or lounge room. This is one of many luxuries the home features, along with an innovative sliding door in the dining room that conceals a media centre, and a spacious upstairs study with custom shelves. Moving to the master bathroom, the homeowners can unwind in the generous freestanding tub or stunning walk-in shower, replete with a ceiling showerhead, bench seat and floor-to-ceiling window looking out into a private outdoor area.
Built into the structure of the home is an indoor-outdoor room, perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining. This space flows seamlessly into the backyard, which boasts an L-shaped negative edge pool. Blending into the dwelling’s exterior, a clever sliding timber screen allows the alfresco to be closed off in the cooler months for optimal entertaining year-round.
Collaborating with both clients and architects to achieve a design that fulfills every requirement, Preferred Properties offers bespoke, architecturally designed homes, including renovations and extensions. This family-owned and -operated building company was first established by Bill Ilias in 1990, who has since been joined by his son and licenced builder Arthur, the new company director.
Whether you’re starting from scratch or already have plans drawn up, Preferred Properties has the expertise and experience to create your dream home. Arthur is actively involved in each build, ensuring all trades are working to the best of their ability and achieving the highest quality of workmanship possible.
The team chooses to take on only a few projects a year, giving unequivocal attention to detail and meeting every specification flawlessly. Preferred Properties works across the inner-eastern and Bayside areas, including Kew, Kew East, Camberwell, Balwyn, Hawthorn, South Yarra and Brighton.