Reform Newsletter // October
Lang Road Residence
Our Lang Road Residence project is a real gem. On the doorstep of Centennial Park, this luxury, two-storey family home is carefully designed by Weir Phillips Architects, and an astutely thought-out build, in homage to the heritage charm of Lang Road.
It features an array of design and engineering inclusions that make this property truly something special: An imported Welsh Penrhyn slate roof all the way from Bangor, Wales, copper guttering and downpipes, and standing seam copper roofing to the balconies and dormer windows, all complemented by Appin Grey sandstone blocks from Gosford quarry that contrast beautifully with the property’s dark tones. Curved, double fascia boards follow the radius of the home’s stunning, turret/domed roof.
Step inside and there’s a host of entertaining areas and high-end features. 3m x 350mm engineered timber floorboards reduce the joints whilst double-hung hardwood timber windows add to the traditional-yet-contemporary design, flooding the home with natural light.
It has not one but three fireplaces, in the upper floor study overlooking Centennial Park, in the large kids’ room, and in the main living room. Above the pool cabana, there is a fully furnished studio apartment, adding to the main home’s four bedrooms, including its master which has an enormous his-and-hers walk-in wardrobe and a generous ensuite to match. But our favorite feature of this project is what’s happening on the ground floor. High ceilings, a jumbo-sized entertaining kitchen and dining room, all opening to an inbuilt barbeque area overlooking indoor/outdoor dining and a 3x6m plunge pool to cool off in the summer months.
Due for completion in Q2 2023, look out for our big reveal!
Reform Newsletter // October
From A+ to A++
Reform Team x Wayne Pearce
Who better to give the Reform team its own renovation than Balmain Tigers great-turned-business coach Wayne Pearce? His interactive professional development workshops have transformed us into an A++ team, with a stronger-than-ever culture of trust, accountability, and connection – and a new set of ‘Reform Team Rules’ for head office and sites.
So what is it like being coached by a pro? Entertaining, humorous, and uplifting! Our favourite activity was the ‘Trust Effect’, which involved teams navigating mousetrap-laden, hazard-filled obstacle courses. Everyone was blindfolded, with only the team leaders able to see – and they could only communicate the way through using sounds! With a minute added to the completion time for every misstep, the very careful race was on! Cue much competitiveness and trust building, in the spirit of the game!
We are all looking forward to working with Wayne again in the future and putting his teachings into practice for the best teamwork and project results.