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Perfect Retrofit

SOME HOMES lend themselves better than others to functionally and aesthetically retrofitting a lift. When the need arose for this Melbourne home, Lift shop Installed an ElfoLift 2 with a bones only shaft into the corner of the double garage (but with such a small...

Palazzo Versace

IT WAS a real treat to hand this one over. After several years of discussions and then finally getting things underway to install a lift into an existing penthouse apartment in this prestigious Gold Coast development, the final result could not be better or more in...

Northern Beaches

SITUATED IN the picturesque suburb of Clareville, this contemporary new home is spread over four levels so it was only natural to also include a lift into the design. The ElfoLift 2 installed here has an opposite through car design to best suit the floorplan of the...

Greetings

WITH A distinctive and prominent position, the ElfoLift 2 takes pride of place inside this new home. Being such a focal point, the owners wanted to make sure that first impressions counted and they didn’t disappoint with the beautiful frameless glass doors with...

On Point

DONE TO perfection, this stylish new home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs spanned four levels so a lift was a necessity, especially as the garage level serves as the sensible entry point to the home. With a very spacious cabin of 1200mm wide x 1300mm deep, the adjacent...

Making Life Easier

Making Life Easier WHEN THE owners of this lovely home started to struggle with the three levels of their cherished family home, a collaboration between Elevator Boutique and the award winning team at Carter Williamson Architects took care of the problem. Whilst the...

Bulimba Beauty

SITTING IN the centre of this modern new 3 level home, the frameless glass shaft and lift takes pride of place with the wraparound timber staircase – the choices to go between floors could not be easier. The ElfoLift in this case included primed steel and glass doors...

Precision Planning

AN OVERSIZED estate size block of land with an equally impressive sized residence has been meticulously planned and laid out with the resulting home being nothing short of WOW. With such a high level of design planning and interior/exterior fitout, it was an honour to...

Foresight Pays Off

WHEN THE owners first designed and built their home ten years ago, they had the vision and foresight to build a lift shaft at the time. Whilst the owners had the advantage of having extra storage at each level during this period (simple as building false floors at...

Bayside Queenslander

FOR A makeover of this charming Queenslander in Shorncliffe, a few original walls were retained but not much else. As such, a complete makeover would not have been complete without including all the mod cons, including a three level opposite through car ElfoLift. A...

Extension Plus

WHEN THE owners designed a whole new wing to their character filled home, they ensured that the new 2 level extension also included an ElfoLift as a sensible future-proofing measure. To accommodate the lift installation, a very well-engineered steel structure was...

Standard Inclusion

MORE AND MORE it is becoming commonplace to just include a lift into the overall design of new homes that span +2 levels. This was the case for this new home in a Brisbane suburb and with a clean and practical selection of colours and finishes, the lift blends in...

Better Late Than Never

NINE YEARS after we first started talking to the clients of this modern upscale home in Brisbane’s Teneriffe, we finally installed a three level ElfoLift and steel and glass shaft. From initial discussions to the final plans, the end design didn’t differ greatly, it...

Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills SITUATED ON one of the many canyon roads snaking up the Hollywood Hills, this modern new residence spanning many levels has had any access issues solved by having an E2 home elevator and glass shaft  incorporated into the project. Sitting inside the...

With Flair

TO ENABLE easy access between the four levels of this home, a completely customized E2 home elevator was just the ticket. With RAL 7001 matt powdercoated doors and wall mounted landing buttons provided by the factory, the rest of the fitout was mainly done locally and...

Inside Outside

A COLLABORATION between the design team at C M Hairis Architects, construction by Evidis Construction  and sales/design/installation by the Elevator Boutique team resulted in a stylish streamlined integration of the elevator into the home design. The elevator shaft...

An Easy Solution

FOR THIS existing home in Melbourne, adding a brick shaft to the rear of the garage to provide access to the upper level was way too easy. To best suit the floorplan, an adjacent through car configuration was the best layout. The ElfoLift has been supplied with...

Stunning Supermec

Stunning Supermec WITH 34 steps from the street garage down to the waterfront property, the owners undertook an extensive renovation to both overcome this and to add an amazing architectural feature as well. The end result has been nothing short of outstanding Working...

City Living

City LivingCOMBINING THE best of the old and the new, this major extension to the rear of a stately home in East Melbourne incorporated a three level top of the range Supermec 3, providing simple access from the massive underground garage to the two levels of the...

Feature Wall

AFTER VIEWING our showroom, the owners were taken with the idea of having two milk glass cabin walls with Similinox skinplate profiles and one striking feature wall from our Arpa range – in this case they chose the 9206 VG LUC, looks awesome. Other specifications for...

Flexible Design

Flexible Design AN ADJACENT through car FreedomLift 2 with a compact cabin size of 1160mm (45.6") wide x 925mm (36.4") deep was just perfect for this new 2 level home. With a total fitout from the standard range of options available, it just goes to show that it is...

Labour of Love

ENJOYING ALMOST everything about their cherished beachfront home in Black Rock, the owners only problem was coping with the stairs between the two levels. No problem whatsoever – ElfoLift and Steel and Glass shaft and nothing to worry about. The clever design for this...

It Just Works

FUTURE PROOFING was important in the design of this new duplex dwelling in the Melbourne suburb of Hampton so it was only natural that an ElfoLift was also included from the outset. With a modest cabin of 860mm wide x 880mm deep, the still generous load capacity of...

The Land of Plenty

THE SEMI-RURAL town of Plenty in the outskirts of Melbourne lends itself to large spacious lots and equally spacious residences. But for this particular property, the only thing it lacked was easier access between the two levels of the home. With discussions and...

Square Peg In A Round Hole

IT'S ALWAYS exciting to see new concepts in the building form and this new home did not disappoint. With a centrally located decorative render finished round shaft with wraparound staircase, the custom decorated E2 elevator fitted in beautifully. With a complete...

Inner City Sanctum

WITH A solid structure offered by this former commercial/warehouse building, the owners capitalised on the opportunity to convert the building into an AMAZING private residential dwelling. With an emphasis on retaining the already present dominant features of face...

Tailor Made

Tailor Made  THE OWNERS of this stunning new home in Sydney had a very clear vision of how they wanted the lift to be incorporated into their design. With an emphasis on maximum glass and gloss, the three level traction drive Supermec 3 was fitted out with the...

Perfect Inclusion

Perfect InclusionINCEASINGLY WE are seeing the inclusion of a modern convenience such as a glass elevator and shaft seamlessly being incorporated into a new home’s design. And when done correct, as with this lovely home, the elevator is such a natural inclusion that...

Palatial Plus

Palatial Plus WITH SWEEPING views over the nearby river, this palatial home spans three levels and has been painstakingly finished to the highest level with no shortcuts taken. With an eye for quality and the best available, the owners felt it only right that their...

Beach House

THIS SPACIOUS new home in Perth’s City Beach has been finished to the finest level of detail and precision. As such it was a huge privilege to have our ElfoLift sitting in prime position with two levels of the lift visible from the front door (and also extending down...

Hamptons

AFTER SEVERAL  visits studying the original Hamptons style homes of Long Island New York, the owners fastidiously replicated the same style for their new down-sizing home. Wanting to also make sure that easy access between the two levels would never pose a problem, an...

Water Feature

THIS SPACIOUS new home in Perth's City Beach was designed with emphasis on the centrally located glass shaft and lift. Being such a visual focal point, it was therefore essential that only the best available was selected. As such, it was a very easy decision for the...

Double Up

Double Up   HIGH ON the hill, the four levels of each property poses no access problems at all, not with a FreedomLift in each home. Making the most of the elevated position, the glass fronted shafts and matching glass elevator cars provides an awesome outlook as the...

Gal to Glam

THE ELFOLIFT 2 for this property was provided in galvanized finish for everything – doors, walls, ceiling, profiles, the perfect blank canvas. Knowing exactly the desired look for the finished result, the owner/designer then had all the doors and custom car operating...

Eclectic Elevator

INTERESTING ON every level – this sawtooth factory in Collingwood was converted into a multi-level luxury home. With an emphasis on natural elements such as face brick, timber  and steel, the custom designed ElfoLift fitted in beautifully, including a rear glass cabin...

Seven Up (and Down)

FOR THIS contemporary new townhouse development in Melbourne’s Brighton, we installed seven ElfoLifts, each one spanning three levels. Consistent with the modern décor throughout, each cabin was fitted out completely with our latest skinplate, F41PPS which provides...

Not Going Anywhere

WHEN FACED with the prospect of moving and leaving the cherished family home versus installing an ElfoLift 2 and glass shaft at the back of the garage and staying, well that was an easy decision. Working with our experienced Sales and Operations team in conjunction...

Big Travel – Little Concern

Big Travel - Little Concern WITH 8300MM (326") of travel (approx 50 stairs) from the home down to the waterfront, the owners wanted smarter not harder. The perfect solution was our opposite through car FreedomLift 2 with anodized aluminum shaft. Designed with maximum...

Future Proof

Future Proof AS STAIRS were becoming an issue in this cherished family home and moving was not an option, the owners decided the best solution was to install an elevator.   With close consultation, Elevator Boutique retrofitted a 320kg (705lbs) 1100mm(43.3") x 1400mm...

Glebe Terrace Transformed

THIS STUNNING terrace house was transformed when the owners made the decision to retrofit an elevator into this 3 level property. With attention to detail being obvious throughout the property, the best solution was our Elfo Lift 2. To ensure that the existing...

Port Melbourne – Saving the best for last

Saving the Best for Last WHEN ELEVATOR Boutique was appointed to provide 5 elevators (3 Supermecs and 2 Elfos) for a prestigious new development, we were impressed by the quality being sought by the owner/developer. It was clear that any new owner of these properties...

Flagstone Feature

Flagstone Feature WITH NO compromise on any aspect to this new build, the best product for this home was our award winning traction drive Supermec 3. On the ground level the shaft was clad in flagstone which contrasted with our blu stellate film glazed doors, this...

Beautiful Beverly Hills

THE ABILITY to blend the ElfoLift into an existing home in a discrete way that looks like it has always been there has never been truer than in this retrofit to a lovely cherished family home. Spanning two levels, the car was fitted with the ever popular clean and...

Sleek and Schmick

POLISHED STAINLESS steel everywhere offset with black shiny walls and floor – an outstanding elevator that looks beautiful. For that bit of extra comfort a bar stool in complimentary colors and finishes provides a relaxed and practical statement. Once again the...

Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead WHEN THIS home in Shelly Beach was built the owners had the foresight to build a hoistway at the same time. Located on the side of the home, the hoistway then sat there in waiting until such time as it was needed. Fast forward a few years later and the...

Master Class

AN EXTENSIVE remodelling of this character packed Brisbane home included installation of a three level lift to make access between floors just that little bit easier. The selection of finishes for the ElfoLift were carefully chosen for a perfect integration with the...

Classic Meets Contemporary

WITH FASTIDIOUS attention to detail, this elegant old home was more than restored to its former beauty when it had the addition of a beautiful but discrete modern home elevator and glass shaft. Designed to make the most of the lovely surrounds, the ElfoLift 2 was...

Ticking All The Boxes

TYPIFYING THE beauty of architecture, this home spread over a deceptive four levels included an ElfoLift 2 and glass shaft in a centrally placed showcase position. With an obvious attention to detail, it was a privilege to also be included in this project. In this...

Noosaville

WE OFTEN have clients saying that they don’t actually need their lifts but good to have “just in case”. This was certainly the case when the owners were renovating this old Queenslander. Staying true to the character of this easily recognised architectural style, the...

Great Outcome

WORKING WITH the owner and the builder, the existing home only needed to be slightly remodelled to accommodate the two level single opening ElfoLift. Clean modern finishes inside and outside, the lift has been located in a convenient but discrete location on each...

The end of Route 66

IN THIS beautiful Santa Monica home, the owners needed to provide easy access between the rear garage/courtyard and the two levels of the property. The easy no fuss solution was our ElfoLift and powdercoated steel and glass shaft. The hinged landing doors were fitted...

Beverly Hills 90210

Beverly Hills 90210 PRESTIGIOUS POST code where luxury and glamour are de rigueur, we welcomed the opportunity to install our three level FreedomLift into this stunning palatial home. With an emphasis on sleek and shiny surfaces, the car was fitted out in polished...

Manhattan Beach

IN A quiet residential street in this classic southern Californian beach district, the owners of this modern new three level home loved the futuristic glass and aluminium options that we had available. Wanting to make a standout statement with the lift and glass...

Laguna Beach

IN THIS  stunning new contemporary home overlooking the vast expanse of Laguna Beach, the perfect lift was a three level single opening ElfoLift. With a cabin decked out in clean Similinox skinplate walls and contrasting brushed stainless steel profiles, the builder...

March 2016

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February 2016

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December 2015

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November 2015

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Elevator World

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October 2015

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September 2015

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Award Winner

IT WAS a pleasure to be one of the suppliers in another successful collaboration between Builder, Architect and Owner – in this case resulting in the property winning the  Home of the Year Award  For this prestigious waterfront property, it was only appropriate that...

Workers Cottage Worked Over

A PROJECT of love and dedication left no detail to chance and the resulting property in Brisbane’s Newstead is nothing short of amazing. Character packed and full of charm, the centrally placed FreedomLift and glass shaft and wraparound staircase takes pride of place...

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Linen to Lift

AMAZING WHAT little niches and pockets of space are available in a home and where there’s a will there’s a way. In this retrofit case, a space occupied by the linen cupboard was utilised to create the ideal place for our bones only shaft and ElfoLift. With a cabin...

Pride of Place

AFTER BEING referred to us by a friend who had already had one of our lifts installed, the owner of this home contacted us for the finishing touch to an extensive renovation, an outstanding eye-catching lift sitting at the front of the property. With a beautiful...

Moving With The Times

MAKING SURE that this older style home in Sydney’s Seaforth could continue to be enjoyed for many years to come, a three level lift was designed into the renovations carried out at the property. Working with a past builder who understood the custom design flexibility...

Builder’s Best

WHEN THIS high-end builder was designing his own home in the ACT, attention to detail throughout was essential. Inclusive to the overall design was a centrally placed lift shaft in a standout feature colour and wrap-around glass staircase. The lift itself was the ever...

Home Is Where The Heart Is

THE ONLY problem with a garage at street level and the family home located at the bottom of a sloping site is the access between the two, especially in bad weather. But, with a bit of determination, some engineering advice, minor excavation and new construction of...

Luxury Plus

WITH AN absolute emphasis on modern convenience, spacious layout and clean lines, it was only fitting that our top of the line Supermec 3 also featured in this Perth riverside residence. Keeping the selection of finishes to a minimum, the combination of brushed...

Just the Spot

WHEN A  home has two sets of internal stairs, it’s a no brainer to remove one set and install a lift into the space available – just like the owners of this stylish home in Perth’s Cottesloe did. Fortunately space was not an issue, so a nice spacious 1100mm wide x...

Worth the Effort

ALL IT takes is vision, sensible planning discussions and collaboration with a lift company that knows what they are doing and the rest is easy. In this Sylvania Waters property, the proud owners were finding the four levels of their existing split level home were...

Signature Black

THE OWNER had a clear vision for the overall house design for this new property in Dianella, WA, namely a distinctive use of black glass and Tasmanian Oak throughout. As always, the custom flexibility of the ElfoLift made it very easy to apply this style sheet to the...

Retiring With Style

FOR THIS brand new two level home in Perth’s Mount Pleasant, the owners wanted to make sure it was future proofed in every way possible, including having easy access between floors in case the stairs ever became too difficult. As the home was being styled in a modern...

Easy As

NEW HOME – 2 levels – 1000mm wide x 1250mm deep FreedomLift – 250kg – speed 0.25m/s – pit 100mm - headroom 2700mm - clean modern finishes – EVERYONE’S HAPPY!! To view the drawings for this lift please click here [EVgallery...

Afterthought

WHEN THIS home was built in Perth’s Bicton several years ago, a lift was considered but not included at the time. Fast forward a few years and the owners decided it would be now beneficial to have the lift. Fortunately the original plans catered for this so with some...

Integrated and Standout

DESIGNED TO fit perfectly, the FreedomLift and glass and anodised aluminium shaft at the lower level of this new home in Perth’s Nedlands forms a perfect corner piece between the adjoining walls. But at the upper level, the shaft has been positioned to sit loud and...

Why Move

THE ADDITION of a glass shaft and 2 stop Supermec lift was the perfect addition to this existing well-loved family home overlooking Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay. With a firm brief by the owner to have maximum glass for both the lift and the shaft, our manufacturer...

Residential Fitout

A PREVIOUS office sitting above a commercial workshop was recently converted into a residential apartment in Brisbane’s Newstead. Although the existing stairs still provided manual access to the apartment, the owners also wanted a more direct and simple access as part...

Less is More

WHEN THE construction of this beautiful property in Auchenflower was carried out, the owners ensured a lift shaft was incorporated into the property. Fast track to now and the owners finally decided it was time to install a lift to cater for all 3 levels of this home....

Glamorous

BACKING ONTO the Brisbane River in the prestigious suburb of Bulimba, this lovely new four level home has been designed for easy living with attention to detail throughout. This attention to detail was clearly evident in the single opening ElfoLift which has been...

Standout

FOR THE renovation of this older style building fronting Manly Cove, the owners had a definite vision for each of the three levels of the home including the impact statement of the lift. To minimise possible loads/forces being placed on the older dwelling, our...

July 2015

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June 2015

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May 2015

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April 2015

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March 2015

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February – 2015

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January 2015

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December 2014

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November 2014

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October 2014

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September 2014

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August 2014

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July 2014

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June 2014

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May 2014

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April 2014

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March 2014

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February 2014

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