The Hideaway Retreat
This retreat style home blends comfort with modern living. The outdoor living areas compliment the entertaining and relaxed atmosphere of this stylish home. Designed to suit a family or couple downsizing the home still encompasses spacious and
functional living areas, amazing bedrooms and three luxuriously styled wet areas. This state- of-the-art home does not waste an inch of space
Energy efficiency has been considered by strategically positioning the home to maximise northern exposure and natural light, the introduction of double-glazed windows, installing 6.5kw of solar panels and even comes with an electric car charge point in the tiled garage.
The combination of oak timber floors, sleek cabinetry and feature stone is prominent throughout the home. The integration of extensive lighting, premium appliances and a Control 4 home automation system makes living experience just that little bit easier.
The distinctively unique and spectacular location of Heppingstone Street, on the majestic South Perth foreshore called for a custom-designed home which not only took full advantage of the river landscape but also complimented the environment.
This family home features 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The home feels more like a resort boasting expansive upper floor living, a large semi enclosed alfresco, various entertaining areas, a lap pool with an aerated wading platform and even a putting green for the avid golfer, all these areas have views to the city skyline and manicured parklands on the foreshore of the Swan River.
The home boasts extensive custom cabinetry, veneers, automated window treatments, double glazing, creative plaster works and a full home automation system.
The scope for this residence was to transform an 80’s home on an elevated site which captures significant views of the Swan River, Indian Ocean, City skyline and the Eastern foothills. The site holds a significant height variation in the topography and is a split level residence which adds to the design challenge.
Empire is striving to make this home design their most energy efficient home to date. The use of the sun for power generation, the wind for summer cooling and Rain water harvesting have all been considered in the design process.
The striking design is a credit to our designers, the team has collaborated with suppliers in the material and finish selection process not only using sustainable products but also working on minimising waste. This project is in final design stages.
This circa 1996 home was in need of a renovation, Empire transformed it into a Provincial inspired contemporary home that exceeded the clients and builders expectations so much so that the builder opened it for display in 2017. It received a great response and was a finalist in the Master Builders housing excellence awards in 2018.
The home features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 2 living areas and a large undercover outdoor alfresco. Extensive cabinetry, built-in furniture and a custom timber veneer study are some of the main features that really transform this previously tired space, adding to that, the use of double glazing windows, exotic quartzite benchtops and splashbacks further enhanced the appeal and made it the stunner that it is.
We specialise in major home alterations including second storey extensions and complete face-lifts. Our expert design team will create something that blends well with the existing home and makes best use of your site and your personal living requirement’sVIEW GALLERY
THE URBAN RETREAT
The Urban Retreat is a multiple award winning home that showcased an exceptionally finished home on an extremely compact building site.
Given a brief to create an exclusive, designer style home, incorporating feature timber and concrete, our design team excelled in delivering a contemporary family home, with a resort style ambience. A true Urban Retreat.
The external feature timber and concrete, add instant street appeal to a unique front elevation, which includes Frank Lloyd Wright inspired oversized eaves, against a streamlined roof profile.
The open-plan living areas feature cool, industrial style polished concrete, juxtaposed against the warmth of feature timber on both floors and walls. A mix of aluminium, glass, steel and stainless steel add dimension and sophistication to this functional family home.
Thinking of lazy days soaking in the sun? This was the inspiration behind the Sea breeze. This design whilst still in concept stage is a private residence with multiple vantage points designed to take in the views of coastal location. Let Empire design and build your custom dream home.
Empire revels in the challenge of overcoming the issues that come with difficult sites. Whether your site is on the side of a hill, on the edge of the river, embedded in rock or just has complicated boundary requirements, Andre the Builder has the experience to assess the situation and offer professional design/building solution.VIEW GALLERY
Heritage Cottage Addition
This circa 1870 home was the original lighthouse keeper’s house in Fremantle, Empire constructed this ultra-modern addition and renovated the existing cottage so that the clients growing family could continue to live in such a unique location.
Preservation of the existing structure was paramount whilst access created its own set of complications to this smaller extension. The client’s Architect provided us with a scope for design and Empire and the clients took the reins to collaborate their ideas to
conclude the design brief.
Empire has considerable experience working with heritage sites where preservation and restoration is a critical requirement. We have worked with Heritage Council and Heritage Architects to restore some of Perth’s residential buildings
Single Storey Private Residence
This single storey residence was for a client looking to down size that had previously seen the quality of an Empire home and didn’t want to compromise using a project builder.
The home features high ceiling ceilings, double glazing, VZUG Swiss appliances, extensive built in cabinetry, wide format American oak timber floors and under floor heating. We created a resort style feeling externally with the addition of raised decks, water feature, seating and manicured landscaping.
Empire can offer our clients design solutions to create luxurious single level living.VIEW GALLERY
This Concept has been very popular with our followers and those who have seen it advertised. Empire is constantly conceptualising ideas to stay in touch which what our clients want and what the market is demanding.
This stunning conceptual design can offer a two and three level home and to suit your block and its still waiting for its new owners. Please contact us if you would like to further explore design for your site.
Luxury Town Houses
This spacious 3 home development was designed and built by Empire. The vision was to create an inner suburb luxury town house complex with a unique luxury specification complementing each residence.
Empires designing, planning, finishes selection and build quality paid off, Empire was awarded Perth’s HIA town house/ villa of the year then was WA’s town house/ villa of the year award later in 2015. Much to our pleasure we were also announced as a finalist for the HIA/CSR Australian Town house/ villa of the year.
If you are considering developing an existing site or wish to discuss a joint venture with an awarded builder then please make contact with Andre.VIEW GALLERY
Paying very close detail to the Architects plans that the client provided we produced this beautiful home featured exterior teak cladding, polished concrete floors and recycled bricks and underground compact pool on a rear solid rock site in East Fremantle.
If you have your own Architects or Designers plans we would be happy to put you at ease knowing that the construction is in safe hands with a professional builder with extensive building knowledge.