G.J. Gardner Homes provides home designed to enhance your lifestyle

October 18, 2018

G.J. Gardner Homes is a Queensland grown, family owned business which started out in 1983. Since then the team has established a reputation of being one of the finest custom home builders in the country, so you can feel confident that you are dealing with a builder you can trust.

G.J. Gardner has one stunning design showcased in North Harbour’s 33 home Display Village, The Newport 283. The Newport 283, exclusive to G.J. Gardner Homes, will have you not just living the great Australian dream but surpassing it. This home provides separate living zones with an elevated ceiling including sky lights, providing natural light and cooling cross breezes.

 G.J. Gardner Homes Outdoor View

Enjoy all the comforts this great design brings and experience the home you always wished to have. Elegant form and perfect function, the Newport 283 is a winning combination. G.J. Gardner Homes have designed this Display Home to feature a large open plan living space complimented by interlocking stacker doors which effortlessly brings the outdoors in.

Built for the budding chef, the Newport Design has a luxury kitchen with Caesar stone benchtops and a fully functional butler’s pantry with an alfresco serving window for those lazy outdoor Sunday lunches. Families are drawn to this particular design due to its Master Suite being a genuine Retreat, fit for a King and Queen. Featuring a double vanity, double shower and sectioned off toilet for the ensuite and not to forget the spacious walk in robe.

G.J. Gardner Homes Living Room

G.J. Gardner Homes’ Newport 283 Design at the North Harbour Display Village captures all elements of the perfect family home but perhaps there is a different design you’re more interested in?

We believe Display Homes are important to people looking to build so they have the ability to choose the features and layouts that suit their lifestyle.


So, what are the top design features and options you should be thinking about for your build?

Design theme, inside and out: Building a new home is the perfect opportunity to achieve a seamless design theme with both the interior design, house layout, exterior treatments, building materials, and alfresco areas. Popular choices are Balinese-inspired homesHamptons designs, and Scandinavian style. Decide this at the outset and your design will fall into place with very little effort. 

Fabulous facadesG.J. Gardner Homes makes it easy, with a number of facade options that set the scene for your new home. Choose from options such as beach, urban, resort, Hamptons, executive, traditional, homestead, manor and classic. 

The kitchen is key: The kitchen is the heart of your home and a good design adds long-term value. For example, a realestate.com.au survey found that 26% of Australians would prioritise a kitchen renovation over any other type. The key here is to make sure it’s functional, looks great and has long-lasting appeal.

G.J. Gardner Homes Kitchen

Choosing durable materials like reconstituted stone benchtops will stand you in good stead, as will soft-closing drawers. Butler’s pantries are in high demand because they add space, privacy and value. For extra design flair, think about creative splashbacks, display shelves and drop lighting. Smart storage is another consideration, including swing out storage and corner cupboards. Our kitchen ideas video provides other useful tips, such as LED lighting, wine storage and induction cooktops.  

The days of the family fighting over a single bathroom are well and truly over. These days, the master suite generally contains a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and sleeping chamber. It’s common to set the master suite apart from children’s rooms (or even on another level for older families) – with the intention of making it a true retreat. Creating the walk-in wardrobe of your dreams is all about assessing your storage requirements and building something that suits you perfectly. 

Beautiful bathrooms: It’s so easy to create beautiful bathrooms with a luxury or resort-style feel. Our recent video provides handy hints, such as a dual-system shower rail to suit different tastes, mirrored toilet doors for privacy, using consistent accessories, and in-wall toilets for extra space and easy cleaning.

G.J. Gardner Homes Bathroom

Smart storage: From pantries to mudrooms, we all love smart storage solutions. They not only look good, but they keep your home uncluttered and relaxing in the long term. Check out our Pinterest board on just this topic for ideas and inspiration.


Today’s tech: Today’s intelligent technology can make your home extra comfortable and efficient, with the ability to finely tune lighting, heating/cooling, audio visual equipment and home security – often via an app on your smartphone. 


Green and lean: An energy-efficient house not only saves the environment, but it can have a big impact on your running costs. Read our article on green design for all the details from solar to shower heads, but one estimate is that an 8-star energy efficient house can potentially save 40% on heating and cooling costs. 


Feature walls and ceilings: For stand-out impact, you can’t go past a feature wall or ceiling. Timber is a timeless choice, but you can always get creative: like this amazing rock feature wall, or tiles, wallpaper, even chalk!


If you want to talk through creative or classic design features, contact your local G.J. Gardner Homes Brisbane North and Bayside within the North Harbour Estate. They’ll get you started on your design journey and make it easy to narrow down your ideas.

North Harbour’s Sales and Information Centre & 33 Home Display Village (with café and two playgrounds) are open every day from 10am-5pm including public holidays, located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive, Burpengary East. We’re the people to meet for everyone looking for house and land in North Brisbane so contact us today!

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