Cleveland Residence


Sprout Architects


Coastal Builder


Austral Masonry

Products Used:

Artique Elegance Designer Masonry

Building Contractor:

Ben Marlin

Photography Credits:

Sitting on the shores of Raby Bay, south of Brisbane, this stunning home allows direct water access and acknowledges the growing independence of the two teenage children. An existing boat-shed was incorporated into the new build which is predominately timber framed and clad with rendered concrete masonry.

The house embraces a wide palette of premium materials including timber and Balinese stone. Austral Masonry's Artique Elegance Designer Masonry laid in a stack bond features in a number of internal and external locations. The stack bonding adds a more contemporary feel to the project and its modularity is in keeping with the design of the project. These premium-quality masonry units are characterised by their honed edges and fine surface finish. The most striking application of Artique Designer Masonry is on the outside of the north-facing wall flanking a lap pool, the Pewter coloured blockwork finishing just above the waterline.

The smooth surface of Artique Classic masonry gives a soft glow to any project. Artique is also available in split face (Dynamic) or exposed aggregate (Elegance) finishes.