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Secrets in The Detail, A Unique Perth Build

by: Elsa-Rene Mitchell on

I always find it bitter sweet watching the demolishing of our clients old homes. So sad to see something that holds a lifetime of stories bowled over in the blink of an eye but at the same time so exciting to start a newer, more fabulous chapter. 

For that reason this home really warms the heart with the subtle features throughout that represent what stood before it. A quirky and loveable trait architects Klopper & Davis seem fond of in their designs and an honour to build. 

Would you have guessed this entry way was made from the window sashes in the old home? Making this feature didn't come easy, the windows were initially white and much love and care went in to make it look as fabulous it does.

Shortly after entering the house you are greeted with large jarrah windows from ceiling to floor to ensure this house flows and ties in perfectly with its unique entry way.

Timber cladding using the jarrah floorboards from the previous old home features throughout the exterior and interior of the home. Cleverly integrated with the recycled brick and burnished concrete floors you would never know it holds a lifetime of secrets. 

Nothing could have topped of this design better than a sophisticated black granite kitchen bench top and some statement copper pendant lights. 

This Nedlands project was a joy to work on in every way from the exciting design concept to the delightful clients a massive thanks to Klopper & Davis architects for the opportunity. Can't wait to show you our next one. 

Thanks to Mark Pace at Pace Photography for the images. 

Maximising Space In Small Housing Lots

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With old Perth housing blocks being divided into 2,3,4 and even more these days, utilising every inch of your precious dirt is essential and just one of our many specialties at Mitchell Custom Homes.

Tips to maximise space on a small lot:

  • Multi Level - Ok ok it's stating the obvious but it had to be said. 
  • Study Nooks - When you just can't decide whether you want a fourth bedroom or a study, there's always room for a study nook.

  • Bi-Fold Doors - Oh how i LOVE these! Totally essential in making the most of your space and opening up your home, they just bring so much light and air. 

  • Use every corner - Honestly you have to think smart and utilise every space, we have a hidden nook in the garage under our stairs for storage.
  • Atrium - Another true love in our home. if you are cramming as much house as you can into your small block, garden area  is often compromised so an atrium is a fab way to add light, space, some greenery and character to your home. 

  • Mezzanine floor in garage - So we were blessed with a very tall garage which we used to create a mezzanine floor to hide all our "stuff". And let me tell you with 4 kids, boy do we need it.
  • Make your front yard functional - If your anything like us with kids riding their bikes or playing basket ball in the drive way you will love love love our front yard.

  • Aneeta windows - these are the best, our house went from tiny to massive because of these babies and they add an instant WOW factor to our home. 

So if you're feeling unsure how you can make a home functional on a small lot, drop us a line


Feature Timber In Your Home

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What better way to customise your home than with timber? It's uses are endless and it has the ability to make a room organic or sexy, rustic or modern. In a nutshell, timber is fabulous and here's how we're featuring timber in our homes.

Railway sleepers: We used railway sleepers to line our boundary fence along our pool and alfresco. Contrasted with our timber decking it created seclusion and privacy whilst giving a modern and organic mood to our outdoor design. Oh and did i mention these were Mitch's idea?

Timber look tiles - equally as awesome as timber. We used these as a feature wall throughout our home including the master en-suite and lounge and i have to say these are our favourite walls in the house and so sexy.

Decking in the garden - I felt this was a stroke of genius by builder Mitch in maximising space on a small lot and accentuated the "tropical" mood created in the landscaping.

Timber Ceilings - Ok i confess, i pulled this picture from instagram (thank you My House Idea) because i think this is just so hot, totally sexy and just screams luxury. 

If you've found a creative use for timber in your home i would love for you to share it with us. Feel free to email me your pics @ or tag us on instagram @mitchellcustomhomes.

Mrs Mitchell xx

Meet The Mitchells

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Hi, welcome to the blog of Mitchell Custom Homes. I am Elsa-Rene, soon to be wife of Simon Mitchell whom you will see me fondly refer to as “Mitch”. We are "The Mitchells".

To sum it up Mitch creates the homes and I talk about them. As well as creating a forum for me to showcase our current projects, ill be blogging about current and upcoming housing trends from soft furnishings and doorknobs to lighting plans and landscaping.   

Mitchell Custom Homes is a new independent Perth boutique builder with a wealth of experience in high-end developments. We strive to attain beyond excellence in our projects offering perfection and an eye for detail second to none. 

This blog will be our voice to establish our position as a builder you can trust. To share our combined passion, our eye for detail and our creativity. Most importantly this is to show you our personality because building your dream home will be one of the biggest things you ever do and we understand the heart and soul that goes into creating a home. 

I invite you to share with me your thoughts and ideas in upcoming posts. 

Mrs Mitchell x

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