Zanzibar House


MRA Design


Costa Constructions


Austral Masonry

Products Used:

Artique Classic Designer Masonry

Building Contractor:

Graham Weston

Photography Credits:

Ross Eason

Zanzibar is the evocative name for a little piece of paradise on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The site backs onto the river so its no surprise that the owners were anxious to exploit the water views and maximise their exposure to northern light.

Austral Masonry Artique designer masonry in Pewter is used in the spine walls that run along both storeys of the five-bedroom house which also features three-and-a-half bathrooms, gymnasium, study, media room, chefs kitchen, lap pool, and three car garage.

The masonry is located internally and externally to maximise thermal mass an essential component of an energy efficient design and to maintain a visual flow between the indoor and outdoor areas.

The Pewter colour provides a contrast to the striking polished concrete floors and white walls, while maintaining the designs industrial aesthetic.