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Coasting : Issue 6 Dec 2009
22 central coast • new south wales The place to go for a unique handmade garden feature. Fantastic range of water features on display. The best advice on pump and filter options. Bushland Garden & Aquarium Centre 445 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights 4367 7909 where do Stunningflow? water features c8638461-5Nov COASTING HOME THE original home built on this Matcham property was solidly built and boasted a significant footprint -- but it didn't make the most of the block's aspect or views. It's a scenario that Debra and Antony Turner of Rustic Touch have seen many times. "The second, third and fourth bedrooms had a northerly aspect, but the living spaces faced south and received no sun, and they looked out onto a retaining wall," Debra said. It was a good, "pre-set home", she said, so the renovation design work could be accommodated within the home's existing footprint. The home's owners knew they had a great location, and the existing home provided a good foundation to work with. But changes would need to be made... By DAVID STEWART Rustic Touch winning design What the renovators faced BLOCKED VISTA: The living areas in the home looked out onto a retaining wall, which seemed a waste considering the views available from the site. FIRST IMPRESSION: The entry to the original home was not clearly defined to those who ventured up the driveway. WARM WELCOME: One of the first priorities for Rustic Touch was to reallocate the entry to the home so that it became clearly identifiable. A triple garage with a studio (left) was built, and the clients lived there while the home was renovated. Renovation pictures by Andy Warren. Phone 4966 3424. A $500,000 renovation has turned this Matcham home into an eco-friendly award winner. The home is automated throughout, and controlled by Clipsal C-Bus, a microprocessor-based control and management system. "The home is auto-locking, there is an intercom and automated sound system, and it enables you to 'zone' the lights," Debra said. Auto pilot
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