Brought to life by interior designer Natalie Brownlie and builder Jim Brownlie of Topaz Creek Developments, Norton House exudes understated contemporary elegance. Winner of the Best Small Lot Design (Regional) Building Design Queensland Award for Struxi Design (July 2022) and sold under the hammer in December 2021, Norton House fuses together the couples’ desire to create sophisticated and timeless homes.

Nestled in East Toowoomba, 20A Edward Street presents unrivalled family living with four bedrooms, a study, and two car garage set on a comfortable 304m² block. Situated moments away from Queens Park, St Vincent’s Hospital, coveted schools, cafés and restaurants, Norton House takes full advantage of an inner-city aspect. As a brand new build, the project was envisioned by the Brownlie’s with Aspect Architects as a contemporary take on a classic Toowoomba family home. The four bedroom property accommodates everything you could possibly need over two levels, including open-plan, light-filled modern kitchen and lounge, spacious alfresco living areas, a King-sized primary suite with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, double car garage and beautifully landscaped gardens.

The design of Norton House translates seamlessly from the exterior of the home to indoors. Inspired by picturesque Hamptons style homes, a palette of crisp black, white and tobacco unites the palette from outside to inside. For the interiors, Natalie introduced soft grey floor tiles, polished blackbutt timber, and hints of charcoal and sage green throughout the property.

Leading from the main entry, the stairs are an immediate spectacle. Using polished blackbutt timber treads, black and white tiled risers, and a black rail balustrade, they introduce a contemporary urban feel to the home, illuminated fittingly by black round disc step lights and brass wall sconces. Moving into the kitchen, shaker style cabinetry, a luxurious Smartstone Bianco Molasa island benchtop and Smeg appliances accentuate the clean lines of the home.

For the bathrooms, Laminex Planked Urban Oak Chalked Finish was used for cabinetry and storage, with a continuation of Smartstone Bianco Molasa for the bench surfaces and matt black flourishes. The upper lounge area features a Quincy chandelier in bronze, black and white, offset by a hidden wet bar complete with a refrigerator and sink concealed within storage.

Natalie chose to stage carefully curated decor and furnishings to show Norton House, effortlessly demonstrating how it could be lived in and loved by merging practical family living with considered moments of opulence.

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