The veranda on the original at 44 Reading St, Paddington, before it was transformed. Andrew and Rob Gray pose at 29 Rockbourne Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Graya have renovated the 1920’s Rhondda house. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)LOOK out Paddington, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s set to blow the competition away.The builder brothers behind Graya Construction have teamed up with emerging Brisbane developer, Frank Developments, to create their biggest project to date.The luxury home, named Laurént, will be launched Friday on one of Paddington’s most sought-after streets and here’s a first glimpse of what it’s expected to look like. A render of the front of the home known as ‘Laurént’. Picture supplied.Rob and Andrew Gray and Frank Developments director Frank Licastro bought the property at 44 Reading Street for $1.15 million in January when it was just a quaint, three-bedroom Queenslander.They have redesigned it to represent one of Paddington’s most iconic homes and work has started on building the six-bedroom, five-bathroom residence, which Rob Gray expects will eclipse the end valuation of their previous projects.“There are a number of $5 million homes surrounding the site, so we are very optimistic it will smash our $3 million barrier,” Mr Gray said.Graya Construction recently sold one of their projects at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, for $3 million. A render of what the back of the house will look like. Picture supplied.“The collaboration with Frank Developments was a no-brainer for us as we have been mates for 10 years, with one common goal — to build and develop luxury, iconic homes,” Rob Gray said.“Our shared interests have helped shape Laurént to be without a doubt our most anticipated project to date.” The view from the rooftop sky garden of ‘Laurént’, which is the latest project by Graya Construction. Picture supplied.Graya Construction has built homes for Darius and Kayla Boyd, former Wallabies’ captain Stephen Moore and Channel 9 presenter Alison Ariotti. Inside the house at 44 Reading St, Paddington, before it was transformed. A render of what the kitchen and living area in ‘Laurént’ will look like. Picture supplied.“It was all about redesigning the way people look at multimillion-dollar family homes,” Mr Licastro said.“Not only does Laurent have that luxurious feel, but a one-of-a-kind functional and practical design.”Mr Licastro said Paddington had not seen a luxury residence like it before and he could not wait to bring it to the market in early June 2019 — if not sold prior.The team chose Joe Adsett Architects to help design the property. The kitchen and living area of the house at 44 Reading St, Paddington, before it was transformed. The front of the house at 44 Reading St, Paddington, before it was transformed. The living area of the house known as ‘Laurént’. Picture supplied.Among the property’s features is a four-level internal lift, providing access from the five-car basement car park to the rooftop sky garden terrace.There’s also a family-sized pool, smart home technology, an electric car charger and city views. The kitchen in the house at 44 Reading St, Paddington, before it was transformed.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago Andrew and Rob Gray at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.
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