In 2011, Hamptons style homes in Brisbane were uncommon so we recognised that this was a unique opportunity for Manley Homes.
The particular fixtures and fittings that we all recognise today as inherently ‘Hamptons’ were not available then so we had to cleverly recreate the unique style that they envisaged for their dream home utilising local suppliers and products.
These were great clients to work with and the house is a true reflection of their style. Their beautiful home is a testament to them.
The block was in a great position at the end of a cul-de-sac however, was not a conducive shape or size to position the home design that required a deep block with a wide street frontage to give the house the street appeal and presence in the street befitting the home that the owners envisaged. However by working closely with the clients, our building designer, managed to satisfy their brief without compromising any of their requirements.
The brief from our clients was to build a spacious Hamptons style home with an impressive street elevation that would suit their block in Fig Tree Pocket.
We always loved the style of American homes. It was our dream to have a Hamptons style home. Unfortunately, Hamptons style homes are uncommon in Brisbane. Over recent years, while we were just starting to plan the building of our second home, I started collecting many images from books, magazines and the web. In fact, we essentially started everything from scratch which we found very challenging. After months of research and looking at hundreds of magazines and pictures, we finally came up with this unique design which includes custom-styled features, custom made timber windows, dormers, and an elegant kitchen. We were obsessed with this classic style and everything to do with neutrals, natural textures and lots of white.
However, sourcing the right builder was our biggest challenge. Rex Manley truly made the process of implementing this unique house plan an exciting and memorable one for us. We could not be happier with the way things turned out. We are most impressed by the level of professionalism and commitment from the team at Manley Homes. We loved their attitude and “can do” spirit. The whole building experience was stress free which is not always the case. We certainly went with what we thought was the best. We are glad that we picked a builder that we felt comfortable with and trusted.
We cannot say thanks enough to Rex Manley for all of his patience listening to our questions, giving suggestions and the work he and his team put into building our house in Fig Tree Pocket. We look forward to spending many happy years in this beautiful house.
We would be pleased to recommend Rex to anyone that is considering building a home in this area.
G. Jayaweera & K. Kariyawasam, Fig Tree Pocket