A home does not need to be massive or expensive to be exciting – it simply needs to connect to the people who live in it, and to accommodate their lifestyle. Empire Building Company’s latest display home, The Urban Retreat, was built to fill the gap in the Perth market for a spectacular home of a high standard, without an inflated price tag
It received a prestigious 2015 HIA Western Australian Award. Unlike other prestige building companies, with Empire Building Company you are not paying for the
name, but rather the attention to detail and high-quality finishings. This in turn gives you more value for your money, and the chance to enjoy the lavish lifestyle you deserve.
As its name suggests, the designer-style home was to be an urban retreat that fused contemporary design with warm and welcoming finishes.
The external feature timber and concrete add instant street appeal to a unique front elevation that includes Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired oversized eaves against
a streamlined roof profile.
Indoors, the open-plan living areas feature cool, industrial-style polished concrete, juxtaposed against the warmth of feature timber on both the floors and the walls. A mix of aluminium, glass, steel and stainless steel adds dimension and sophistication.
The entry void and custom-designed staircase connecting the upper floor form the centrepiece of the home, and offer a beautiful outlook to the alfresco entertaining area below. Quality materials extend to the kitchen, ensuite, bathroom, powder rooms and laundry, all exquisitely finished with custom cabinetry, and a neutral colour palette.
Semi-commercial aluminium frames plus double-glazing to the windows and doors work together with other energy-conscious inclusions to provide a six-star energy rating.
The Urban Retreat is located at 8 Ince Road, Attadale, and can be viewed on Saturday and Sunday, between 1pm and 4pm, or by appointment.
The foundations were laid for Empire Building Company long before its 2006 inception. Owner Andre Malecky is a second-generation builder who started his career at the age of 10, helping his father clean up building sites on weekends. It was here his passion for building and construction grew, leading him to establish one of Perth’s most honest and ethical building companies. All of Empire Building Company’s homes are designed to meet a six-star energy rating, with solar-friendly design and quality materials.