The Finishing Touch were commissioned by Vibe Design Group to supply mouldings for the award winning design for The Eyrie. The challenge to transform a large, ungainly and unfinished building into a stylish home and quasi gallery was met with aplomb by the designers.
Excessively large, non-functional spaces, an incomplete indoor pool and an ugly stair were particularly challenging. The brief required the house to have the appearance of the grand home of the local squire from a bygone era. Taking on the brief to create an historical look the designer chose to alter the building in a contemporary way. The result is an exterior French neo classical façade with contemporary outbuildings that blend with and complement the classical look. The Finishing Touch moulds are an integral design element of the classic façade.
The interior is contemporary with the addition of period features only where they make a positive contribution, with heavily moulded entry doors set into an expansive shopfront-like wall of glass. The overall design is of contrasting styles that work magically together. Exacting standards throughout the project produced high quality finishes by builder Icon Synergy Pty Ltd.
The renovation won a Building Design Award 2013 from Building Design Association Victoria for Residential Design – Alterations & Additions over $500K and an Excellence in Housing Award from The Masters Builders Association for Best Renovation/Addition over $1M. The Finishing Touch are proud to be associated with such an outstanding example of innovative design and thinking outside of the box.