Torquay: Epic concrete dream house to feature in Grand Designs Australia’s final season – realestate.com.au

Torquay: Epic concrete dream house to feature in Grand Designs Australia’s final season - realestate.com.au

The fashionable home at 115A Coombes Rd, Torquay, is on the market.


A Torquay home set to characteristic in Grand Designs Australia’s ultimate season was designed to supply the house owners’ grandchildren with a hallway to skateboard in.

Sal and Fiona Ribbera additionally wished to create a house the place their household and buddies would benefit from the pool and undercover alfresco space with a built-in barbecue, sink and seating, plus a pizza oven behind the storage.

Ms Ribbera stated her dream was to dwell in a “concrete home” as acknowledged within the transient she gave to Lachlan Shepherd Architects for 115A Coombes Rd.

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Their grandson loves whizzing round the home’s polished concrete flooring on his scooter.

“I had the thought of our grandchildren with the ability to skate up and down the hallway,” Ms Ribbera stated.

Set on 4057sq m, the grand dwelling additionally boasts a floating concrete mattress body in principal bed room and a lounge with a suspended fireplace place.

115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

Pendant lights imported from Italy characteristic within the eating space subsequent to an open plan kitchen with polished concrete flooring, characteristic island bench, disguised pop up energy factors, inbuilt cabinetry, an induction cooktop, built-in dishwasher, twin gun metallic chrome steel.


115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

The pool has hosted a number of household occasions.


115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

A suspended fireplace place within the dwelling space.


The Ribberas are promoting their four-bedroon home through expressions of curiosity, with a $3.9m-$4.3m value information, as a result of it is just too huge for the 2 of them.

“For a concrete home, maybe some individuals would count on to really feel like a storage or automobile park, however due to the underfloor slab heating, it’s very heat,” Ms Ribbera stated.

The couple’s canines like laying on the nice and cozy floor throughout chilly climate.

115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

Ground to ceiling home windows in the primary bed room look out to the pool. The room additionally has a walk-in wardrobe with built-in cabinets and a mirror, slab flooring heating, downlights and a floating concrete mattress body.


115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

Every concrete wall seems to be barely completely different to the others.


115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

Grand Designs Australia filmed the home’s building course of, which just lately wrapped after beginning throughout the Covid pandemic’s first two years.

The home will characteristic in this system’s yet-to-be-aired ultimate season.

Mr Ribbera managed the construct, a feat made all of the extra spectacular as a result of he was present process dialysis three to 4 days per week on the identical time, previous to a latest kidney transplant.

115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

Concrete corridors adequate to skate in.


115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

Get pleasure from a shower with inexperienced views.


115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

Regardless of engaged on the development of mega-projects like Southern Cross Station and Federation Sq., Mr Ribbera stated constructing his own residence “was by far the toughest”.

“There’s 70 tonnes of metal within the roof,” he stated.

“There’s additionally about 500-600 cubic metres of concrete in the home.”

He crafted the abode’s light-weight doorways out of concrete and aluminium frames.

115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

Certainly one of 4 bedrooms alongside one in all two loos within the dwelling.


115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

Two undercover automobile areas.


115A Coombes Rd, Torquay - for herald sun real estate

Kitchen and dwelling mixed.


Ms Ribbera stated that as a result of the off-form concrete was poured on-site, every wall was barely completely different.

“I don’t need to put art work on it, as a result of it has its personal character,” she stated.

She added that the sunshine mirrored off the pool “casts fabulous shadows on the ceiling”.

Oslo Property Geelong agent Tahlia Huke, who has the itemizing together with company director

Josh McDonald, stated between 100-150 company may very well be comfortably entertained in the home.

Expressions of curiosity will shut October 17.


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