The team behind this gorgeous Wollongong Art Deco home renovation is back with a similar makeover on the shores of Lake Conjola on the NSW South Coast. Lumiere Lakes is a stylish three-bedroom holiday home on the water’s edge owned by Zoe and Dane Cartwright of Illawarra’s Projection Build who modelled the design on their permanent residence with Sherson Architecture at the helm.
“We wanted to create the ideal coastal getaway – a place for friends and family to gather and enjoy the beautiful waterfront location. It’s light-filled, calm resort style living and is the dream home away from home,” says Zoe.
The home’s neutral palette and tranquil feel bears more than a passing sartorial nod to cult holiday destinations like Byron Bay’s Raes on Wategos and Brisbane’s The Calile Hotel. “The home features coastal Moroccan elements with modern functionality and each inclusion was chosen to make holiday living effortless and enjoyable,” says Zoe.
The home sleeps 10 guests across its three bedrooms – there’s a master bedroom with ensuite, another large bedroom and a custom bunk room that features two double beds and two single beds designed to sleep children from two families.
The kitchen features Organic White Caesarstone benchtops, travertine tiles and Navurban Balmoral timber veneer joinery that hides a variety of integrated appliances. The space is also home to a stylish butler’s pantry that is accessed through an elegant arch threshold.
The bathrooms feature Caesarstone benchtops (again in Organic White) as well as timber veneer cupboard fronts (Navurban Balmoral) as well as tiles by Inigo Jones and Co, tapware by ABI Interiors and Bjorn oval mirrors.
Nestled on a long 809 square metre block, the home features a multitude of entertaining spaces including two entertaining decks that step down to the water – a fire pit completes the space and ensures the outdoors can be used year-round. “My favourite feature of the home is the crazy pave floor finish that surrounds the fire pit space that overlooks the manicured reserve and water’s edge of Lake Conjola,” says Zoe of the area that features an outdoor entertaining kitchen too.
“We wanted somewhere low maintenance that could be easily rented on the holiday property market whilst we weren’t using it. It’s built to entertain and host like a private, secluded waterfront resort.”
Photography: Nat Spadavecia, The Palm Co