Stegbar supplied a range of windows and doors for a new home located in Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria. Stegbar’s products ticked all the boxes in the design brief, which called for unobstructed views and seamless indoor-outdoor transition.  

Located on broad acreage, Ashford House, built by owners Steve and Donna Bright from construction company Excelcon, is inspired by the traditional farm-style Colorbond shed but also exudes a contemporary vibe.

Designed by Graham Jones Design, the country home features minimalistic architecture, and emanates luxury and quality craftsmanship. The floor plan consists of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a gym, butler’s pantry and a spacious kitchen, dining and living room, forming part of the entertaining and alfresco area.

The design brief from the owners was to frame the home and provide spectacular open rural views. “We wanted to incorporate floor-to-ceiling windows that could run seamlessly along the length of the house,” says Mr Bright.

Excelcon worked closely with Stegbar to customise windows to the required specifications.

“At the time, Stegbar was developing a new innovative range called Alumiere, which became an integral part of the design – both aesthetically and structurally,” explains Mr Bright.

“We wanted the windows to provide vast open living spaces, while maintaining minimal visual impact from structural elements.”

The Stegbar Alumiere range was a perfect fit, offering the look of bespoke joinery with black bold framing complementing prestigious residential homes, where the emphasis is on ample windows and open plan living.

The Bright couple also wanted to bring the outdoors in seamlessly; therefore, Stegbar Alumiere stacking doors were specified and installed to allow them to take advantage of the alfresco space all year round.

“In winter, we can keep the doors closed and still feel connected to the outside due to the large panes of glass and unobstructed views. During the warmer months, we can completely open them up and create a cohesive transition from inside out,” says Mr Bright.

The Alumiere windows and doors were customised to provide lateral and cross-sectional strength to the home’s structure, appearing as if they’re holding up the home.

In addition to structural integrity, the Alumiere window and door suite provides superior acoustic performance and is manufactured to resist the elements and high winds, creating a leak-proof and rattle-free solution.

“The design of Ashford House was always going to provide a challenge to window manufacturers. With a longstanding working relationship and a cohesive approach to construction, Stegbar’s Alumiere range has enabled us to achieve a final overall look that is true to our design brief, and creates an extraordinary home,” concludes Mr Bright.