Endorphin Lifestyle – Modern Architecture

Today we bring you the second guest blog in our ‘Endorphin Lifestyle’ series – this time from the team at Di Mase Architects.

We have admired their work for a long time now and thought we would take the opportunity to highlight their designs and their unique take on architecture. We hope that you find some inspiration from their story below!

Modern Architecture: Where Natural Beauty Meets Design

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With high-density living rapidly morphing into overcrowding in our CBD, there has been a noticeable shift towards rural and simpler living. The appeal of isolation and tranquility in the outer suburbs has never been greater, with clients seemingly drawn to the natural environment and wide open spaces in which they can escape the rat race and finally take a breath.

The “sea-change” (or “tree change”) is no longer a transition reserved for retirees either, with more and more young couples and families moving further out, seeking alternative education and ways of living.

At Di Mase, we welcome this shift as we too seek, through our designs, to reconnect people with the very earth that they are usually so determined to dig up. Clients coming to us with acreage and large plots intended for vegetable gardens and self-supporting homesteads have, in recent times, served to reignite our passion and desire to create beautiful sustainable architecture to a whole new level.


With the client having secured beautiful natural spaces, it then becomes our job as architects to respect the environment through a complementary architectural design. The recent trend towards natural timbers and recycled materials has been of great help to sustainably minded architects who have been able to create visually striking exteriors that so innately become a part of the surrounding landscape.

Our Shoreham House for example, became the vessel for us to experiment with daylight design through renovation of an existing beach shack, transforming the house into a home with the feel of a seaside retreat at minimal cost.

For some, seeing these beautifully crafted and elegant spaces in magazines and online, it can sometimes be hard to believe that people actually “live” there; many have been conditioned to believe these environments and spaces are not suited to modern day family living.

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But with a new perspective – an appreciation for the great outdoors, the clean air of the Australian landscape and an eye for considered, sustainable architecture- life in a home that embraces the colours, textures and vistas of the natural environment could be more attainable, and affordable, than ever before.

Contact Antony and the team at Di Mase Architects for a chat about your home or project and the ways in which they might be able to bring it to life! http://www.dimasearchitects.com.au

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For an obligation free conversation about your financial future, please contact us on 03 9603 0072 or at advice@endorphinwealth.com.au

Phillip Richards

Director and Wealth Advisor

Endorphin Wealth Management

Phillip Richards is a qualified Financial Advisor with more than nine years’ experience in the industry. His expertise in investment, superannuation, SMSF, retirement planning and insurance will help you assess your options to build your wealth. Contact Phillip today to discuss how you can build your own wealth and plan to reach your goals.

This information is general in nature and does not take your personal situation into account. If you are interested in taking control of your wealth, contact Endorphin Wealth Management.

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US Election: Trump’s In, What Happens Now?


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Global anticipation for this event seemed to surpass New Year’s Eve to see in the year 2000. The US heavyweight battle of Trump VS Hillary. Only America could bring us such an entertaining event filled with scandal and surprise!

The stock market was on a general downward spiral for the last few weeks as investors became nervous about what was to come and who would ultimately triumph. After an exhaustive campaign running for 18 months, and over US$1.3bn was spent by the candidates[1] selling their story to the people of America, the underdog prevailed.

Trump had campaigned strongly on tax reform, fiscal stimulus via infrastructure, healthcare and foreign policy. He tapped into the emotions of ‘Middle America’ who had become frustrated with politicians telling them that everything would be OK while they watched nearby factories close and opportunities wane.
Markets were initially hesitant as the possibility of a Trump presidency became more apparent. But unexpectedly, Trump took to the stage to claim his victory and presented as a humble and clear thinking man that few people had witnessed during the campaign.

He demonstrated a clear purpose for the future of his country involving a large focus on bringing the country together, increasing jobs through infrastructure projects and markets immediately regained confidence.

The speech is actually well worth a view if you have the time – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owuq_An4cnk

What about the markets?
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The Australian market saw its largest day of gains in over 5 years following a strong lead from the US market, as investors bought into companies likely to profit from Trump’s proposed policies.

We believe there will be a period of short term volatility over the coming months until he is sworn into office in January and the effects of the new presidency flow around the globe. Once this initial uncertainty has been resolved, we expect the selection of Trump should be positive for global markets as we see an increase to US consumer confidence, lower personal and company tax rates and increased infrastructure spending, providing a boost to an already strong economy.

For an obligation free conversation about your financial future, please contact us on 03 9603 0072 or at advice@endorphinwealth.com.au

Phillip Richards

Director and Wealth Advisor

Endorphin Wealth Management

Phillip Richards is a qualified Financial Advisor with more than nine years’ experience in the industry. His expertise in investment, superannuation, SMSF, retirement planning and insurance will help you assess your options to build your wealth. Contact Phillip today to discuss how you can build your own wealth and plan to reach your goals.

This information is general in nature and does not take your personal situation into account. If you are interested in taking control of your wealth, contact Endorphin Wealth Management.

https://www.facebook.com/endorphinwealth/

 

[1] http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/graphics/2016-presidential-campaign-fundraising/