Approached by the homeowners to extend their existing residence, Saltvu Builders delivered a striking result in this project by incorporating a combination of timber and steel elements. Dark Scyon Axon cladding from James Hardie serves as the perfect backdrop for the façade’s silvertop ash cantilevered frame, which comprises a combination of boards from 50mm to 130mm in width.
The façade’s feature frame perfectly complements the foyer’s recycled timber flooring, the courtyard decking, and the cantilevered staircase. Designed by Mt Martha design + drafting, the home’s five-metre-high void in the foyer provides a dramatic effect, while views of the private courtyard can be admired from the custom-made windows and expansive bi-fold doors.
A seamless zero-clearance American oak cavity sliding door leads from the library to the main bedroom, while a matching door provides easy access to the en suite. Showcasing wall render to mimic the home’s exterior, the modern en suite is fitted with custom brushed-gold tapware.
Luxurious fixtures also feature in the highly functional kitchen, which also has stunning sliced-timber veneer cabinetry and the custom-made leather handles that encourage an organic aesthetic. To ensure the spacious residence remains warm and welcoming year-round, hydronic heating was expertly installed.
Specialising in home extensions and renovations, Saltvu Builders also completes custom builds for clients throughout the Mornington Peninsula. The company takes on an average of 5–10 projects every year, which ensures a high level of detail is achieve every time.
Saltvu Builders was founded in 2012 by experienced builder Leigh Neal, who manages the family-owned company with his wife Bree. Thriving on this dynamic duo’s expertise and the dedication of its small team, the company is renowned for its friendly customer service and unfaltering attention to detail.