6 July 2019
Featured in The Townsville Bulletin and Realestate.com.au 1 June 2019
AWARD-WINNING designer Pam Ellis has studied and refined her original flare for home design around the world, working on the hit TV show The Block, and studying at the California Interior Designers Institute.
Her most recent accomplishment has been in developing two, one-off luxury houses in Belgian Gardens as part of her designer collection.
The newest project is currently in the process of being developed, and is still up for grabs — with it on track to be ready for move-in by Christmas.
Her newly completed home, dubbed the Nora Jones house after its previous late property owner, was snapped up before it even finished coming out of the ground.
It is now home to the Lenahan family who officially moved in at the beginning of this month, after losing everything in the recent floods.
“For about three years we had been looking to buy in Belgian Gardens, but we couldn’t find anything that was the right fit for our family,” Ms Lenahan said.
“When we came in to have a look at this place, we walked through it, half completed — and it was just perfect.”
Ms Ellis said she felt the Townsville property market was missing something, and was inspired by her experiences abroad.
“I wanted to create something different to what’s generally offered in Townsville,” Ms Ellis said.
“I’ve studied and done developments in places like California, Georgia, and Italy, and I had so much inspiration and had seen so many ideas that just weren’t being brought to the Townsville market.”
Ms Ellis added that her approach to the custom project was different to the usual method of building for an existing client.
“Usually when I do a design job, I start with a client in mind, and with this one I just came up the client in my head — I knew it would be a family, with young children who needed two separate living spaces.
“That’s where I came up with the idea of doing a kids’ wing, and then I added designer features like vertical slats, textures on the wall, high ceilings, a pendant light, and just doing different things so the finish would be really special.”
The Hamptons-style design won over the family with its unique features, and Ms Ellis’s personal touches made the house feel like home.
“We loved the high ceilings, and now that it’s complete the kitchen is just perfect — the marble splashback is incredible,” Ms Lenahan said.
“Our daughters are six, four and one in age, and after Pam met them, she put little teddy bears on the draw handles in their bathroom.” (Pictured above).
“I wish I’d known about Ellis Developments two years ago because we probably would have designed a home with Pam back then.”
Display homes open at Haven
16 JUN 2018
The Huntington display home by Ellis Developments at Haven.
A HOUSE inspired by a Bali holiday will be one of two display homes officially opened to the public at Haven today.
Doors will open at 10am at the estate by Ellis Developments at 3 Castleview Lane, Garbutt, and there will be a sausage sizzle, music, giveaways, financial advice and an art project to entertain the kids.
The Bali-inspired Huntington display home will be open for inspection and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-car garage, three outdoor living spaces and a swimming pool.
The home was designed by interior designer Pam Ellis who said Bali helped to inspire the look and feel of the home.
The Huntington display home by Ellis Developments at Haven.
“I used muted tones to bring the sand and sea into the home,” she said.
“For example, the internal doors are muted blue, the walls are sand coloured, and the front door is a dose of sunshine.
“Following the Bali holiday theme, I used very neutral colours, with lots of texture. The coffee table was the hero piece for the living room, and everything else compliments that relaxed vibe.”
Following feedback from clients that many display homes in Townsville are not affordable for the average buyer, Ellis Developments decided to build a display home that demonstrated a boutique home for under $400,000.
The Tivoli Tre will also be opened to the public for the first time today. The home is unique and designed to suit the lot it sits on.
It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a single-car garage and an additional secured parking space.
It has raked ceilings over 3m high with windows showcasing views of Castle Hill. The quadruple stacked sliding doors open up to blend the indoor and outdoor living areas, while the large outdoor patio captures the easterly breezes.
The Tivoli Tre display home by Ellis Developments at Haven.
Haven new home consultant Tammy Baczynski said the home would appeal to budget-conscious young buyers who want to live close to the CBD.
“We kept meeting younger clients with the same requests,” she said. “They were interested in a new build to lock in the First Home Buyers Grant but also wanted to stay close to the CBD while staying in the $350,000-$400,000 price range.
“A few years ago, these same types of clients would be driven to buy an apartment in town.”
Industrial chic in South Townsville
02 JUN 2018
A BRAND new home with industrial chic style has hit the market in South Townsville aimed at appealing to young professionals searching for a trendy base to call home.
The house is the brainchild of designer Pam Ellis and was built by Ellis Developments.
It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, double lock up garage and is on a 466sq m block.
Construction on the house started in January before it was finished about three weeks ago.
Ms Ellis said she designed the home around the huge mango tree which takes pride of place in the backyard.
“I wanted the entertaining and the living areas facing the mango tree because that’s where the breeze comes in and you get the shade from the tree as well,” she said.
“I was thinking the house would suit young professionals and that’s why it has more of an industrial feel hence the pendant and rock concrete wall.
“I wanted a point of difference and that obviously means the buyer has to be unique as well.”
Upon entering the home, stairs lead to the elevated dining area where a statement pendant light draws the eye upwards to the soaring ceilings and high windows.
The kitchen also has a clear window splashback, stone bench tops, walk-in pantry and all the latest high-end appliances.
A hallway with a raw cement wall leads though to the bedrooms and bathrooms while the large master bedroom also has an ensuite.
1/31 Nelson St will be open for inspection on Sunday from 11.30am to 12pm and Tuesday from 12pm to 1pm.
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Magical reno in South Townsville
27 AUG 2017
WHAT was once a home showing the signs of age and neglect has been transformed into a stunning Queenslander seamlessly blending character features and modern style.
The four-bedroom home at 31A Nelson St in South Townsville (pictured) was transformed over a 12-month period by interior designer Pam Ellis.
She had planned to live in the home herself but after her husband Stephen Ellis, owner of Ellis Developments, refused to shift from their inner-city apartment the home was listed for sale.
“I was designing this home for myself so a professional woman in her mid-40s who just wants everything the exact way she wants it,” she said.
“In the walk-in wardrobe there is jewellery drawers, a dedicated hanging trouser area so I’ve gone into so much detail.
“I wanted it to be open plan and just really light and airy.
“The kitchen is the Hamptons style because it’s a really fresh look and I’ve made it a chef’s kitchen with a commercial tap and soft-close drawers.
“The luxurious master suite is like a hotel suite so that you wouldn’t have to leave if you didn’t want to”.
The project was Mrs Ellis’s 19th renovation.
The home is being sold by Julie Mahoney from Harcourts Kingsberry Townsville and will go to auction on September 5.
First home buyers will also be eligible for the Government’s first homeowner’s grant because more than 90 per cent of the home is brand new.
The house gives a respectful nod to yesteryear while including modern luxury features such as a Silestone kitchen with butler’s pantry, master bedroom with ensuite featuring a freestanding bath and big rear deck.
The outside of the home has retained the Queenslander charm while inside the signature high ceilings, timber flooring, tongue and groove panelling, timber fretwork and archways have been retained.
Mrs Ellis said she was thrilled with the result and she had loved listening to everyone’s comments at the first open home.
“It’s been a bit of a childhood dream to restore a beautiful Queenslander and when I saw it on the market 12 months ago it had so much potential and I was so delighted when I got it,” she said.
“I was doing renovations over in Europe when I met Stephen and over there it’s all 100-year-old properties so we were working on houses of similar vintage to this one.
“The quality timbers in the original house was just amazing.”
Hampton Court- Display Home $276,000-375,000 Winner
Pam Ellis International designed and styled by Pam Ellis International won Master Builder’s award 2014 for Display Home $276,000-375,000
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