Jerzy and Sandra Lesko are the owners of the successful commercial design and lighting business “Yellow Goat Design” which provides installations for the likes of Westfield Shopping centres and some of Australia’s most prestigious hotels. With operations in both the Gold Coast and Canada, they have been at the forefront of cutting edge design for many years.
When the couple purchased an absolute beachfront parcel of land at the iconic Mission Beach in Far North Queensland, their design skills and experience were demonstrated in the planning and building of what would become their holiday retreat.
The pair wanted a passive design that would maximise cross flow ventilation and reduce the reliance on air-conditioning. Given the far north Queensland location and cyclone requirements, Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were the best option for the build. The house was to be predominantly all louvres, 76 in total with one solid feature wall.
The louvres were the jump off point for the overall look and feel of the residence. The client designed the home around the linear look of the expansive louvres to the 3 sides of the building, resulting in a large pavilion, open air feel to the building. Being double storey and beachfront, only Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were able to meet the very high wind and water specifications for the location and there was no question as to whether they could stand up to the harsh impact of a tropical cyclone having already been installed in cyclone shelters across Queensland.
Security was also a crucial element for the client considering the property would be unoccupied for extended periods of time. With inbuilt security via the aluminium louvre bearer and internal stainless steel rods, the louvres can even be left open with complete peace of mind.
Safetyline Jalousie were engaged from the initial design process on this project and worked closely with the clients, architect, engineers and builder. The delivery and installation was simple and seamless and the clients were overwhelmed with the end result, even contemplating removing part of the feature wall to fit even more louvres!
Quantity Supplied 76
Height 469mm & 2359mm
Colour/Finish Clear Anodised
Louvres Living area 6mm Grey Toughened
Operation Standard Levers
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