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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...

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...

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...

Cowhide Custom Finish

WHILST WE have a great range of standard and optional finishes available from our manufacturers, we love seeing what clients also choose to finish off their lift cabins. In this case, the FreedomLift drive wall was covered in a black and white custom cowhide and the...

Making a Statement

WITH STRONG architectural details both inside and out at this riverside home in Applecross, the FreedomLift and glass shaft is just another one of them. Taking pride of place in the entrance hallway, the lift and shaft are very much on display and provides the wow...

Renovation Must

WHEN PLANNING a (extensive) renovation to the family home in Perth’s Ardross, the owners wanted to make sure access to the lower level of the home and backyard with swimming pool would never be a problem. As such, a compact lift with glass shaft was incorporated into...

Blessed with Success

ONE OF the more interesting projects (and featured on Better Homes and Gardens) a former church in Melbourne’s Brighton was transformed into a state of the art home whilst still retaining some of the original features such as leadlight windows, standout pulpit, raked...

Port Hacking Perfect

TO CONTINUE to enjoy the beautiful waterfront location on the Port Hacking river, the owners were easily able to incorporate access from the rear of the street level garage and down to the home itself. All that was required were some minor preparatory building works...

Valley Vista

WATCH THIS space, see what we can do for a seamless retrofit FreedomLift and shaft... When you are thinking of moving because of the stairs – talk to us first, you will be surprised at how affordable a lift is compared to the alternative relocation costs and lifestyle...

An Engineering Masterpiece

THIS PROPERTY situated in Sydney’s Dover Heights with panoramic views of the ocean required perfection. The owner, a design engineer, wanted a home that was like no other, and that it certainly is! From the curved cantilevered staircase to the curved glass wall in the...

Viewtiful

FOR THIS stunning Mosman property, access with a view has been achieved with an adjacent through car 2 stop FreedomLift and Shaft. The shaft, doors and profiles were supplied in the ever popular anodised aluminium with maximum amount of glass on both the shaft and the...

Winner of Award For Excellence

THE URBAN Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) announced that the OMNI RESIDENCES BULIMBA was the recent winner of its Medium Density Housing awards. Lift Shop was delighted to be associated with this award winning project with the design and supply of three...

Riverstone Homes

AS A regular supplier to Riverstone Homes, it was only logical that we had one of our lifts installed in their display home in Perth’s Mosman Park. For this prestige showcase, the Freedomlift was the perfect choice for the modern but classy style home. With a large...

Big Travel – No Problem

FOR THIS new home in Brisbane’s Holland Park spanning four levels (+10m travel), a lift was not an indulgence, it was a must. With a focus on minimalist clean lines, the 320kg FreedomLift with adjacent entry suited the floorplan of the luxury home perfectly. Finishes...

Northern Beaches Makeover

A LIFT was a must for the complete makeover of this multi-level home. Working with the clients prior to purchasing the home to confirm suitability and throughout the building stages from thereon, both the sales and installation teams from Lift Shop were heavily...

Sense of Modern Elegance

ELEGANT IS the best way to describe this stunning Sydney Harbour side home with a design focus of the property being modern clean lines. Thus, the owners wanted to ensure that the lift would seamlessly integrate into this concept. Working again with the combined...

Hills District Exclusive Address

LIFT SHOP were once again the supplier of choice for this new luxury home in exclusive Bella Vista. With an emphasis on modern finishes and maximum glass and light, the FreedomLift with 320kg, 1000mm wide x 12500mm deep opposite through car had one painted silver...

Glass Cabin – Masonry Shaft

AS ALWAYS at Lift Shop, we love working with clients to do something different. Normally, people think glass cabin means glass shaft - well, not always. In this instance we provided our 320kg, two speed 0.25m/s FreedomLift with one mirror polished stainless steel...

Palm Beach Perfection

COLLABORATING WITH MPRDG (formerly JPR) and Buildline Constructions again, the design expertise of Lift Shop was called into play to ensure every detail and dimension was factored into for this exquisite holiday home in Sydney's playground of the rich and the famous....

Connells Point

RETROFITTING A three-stop opposite through car FreedomLift into their Connells Point home has provided these homeowners with a new level of convenience-providing access from the garage to rumpus room and entry foyer-but it has also added even more ‘wow’ factor to...

Old Meets New

IN A perfect example of old meets new, this much-loved Yeronga home in Brisbane received a Lift Shop makeover with the installation of a FreedomLift as part of a retrofit project. The project was undertaken with minimal interruption and inconvenience, and required...

Carpark to Modern Family Home

A UNIQUE renovation to convert a four-level carpark into a modern and comfortable family home was given the ultimate, final touch with the addition of a FreedomLift. This new home, in Brisbane's trendy West End, was completed with a customised FreedomLift...

Monochrome Inspiration

TAKING INSPIRATION from modern monochrome tones, this three-stop FreedomLift was customised with sleek black aluminium doors and contrasting, milk white glass. The real impact comes from the highly polished stainless steel cabin and highlights, offset by black...

Bold Design Statement in Lugarno

THE OWNERS of this Lugarno home were keen to make a bold design statement, and they chose a customised FreedomLift to do it. With an anodised aluminium shaft, encased by a wrap around staircase, the glass FreedomLift cabin features a single, striking red aluminium...

At The Touch Of A Button

RAIN, HAIL or shine, the owners of this exquisite Bundeena home enjoy their panoramic water views in style, each time they travel from the garage to their balcony or front door in their FreedomLift. With a stainless steel cabin, premium stone floor and a roof-top over...

When Only The Best Will Do

WHEN A glamorous society couple were putting the finishing touches on their lavish home, Lift Shop was invited to join together two single-level apartments to create a palatial, two-floor penthouse that was perfect for even the most opulent parties. Taking advantage...

Timeless Elegance in Sydney’s East

FEATURING TRADITIONAL stylings typical of Sydney's finest eastern suburbs homes, including leadlight windows, decorative ceilings and centrepiece staircase, this two-level home provided the ideal canvas for a luxury Lift Shop lift. With minimal building works, a...

Retiring With Style

WITH THE help of their Architect son, this lovely couple in Queensland have designed a home that will allow a low maintenance retirement that is welcoming to all, even the grand children. Of course a lift was a necessity to allow easy access to both levels and rather...

Gold Coast Opulence

THE OWNER of this beautiful waterfront property on the Gold Coast's canals was starting to get desperate. The majestic home spanned three levels and there seemed to be an abundance of room where a lift could be fitted into, but every lift company he spoke to told him...

A Queenslander Brought Into The 21st Century

WHEN WE received a call from a family living abroad about modifying their 3 level Queeenslander so they could move back home, we thought, no harm in looking. After inspecting the property, we saw no reason why a lift couldn't be installed going from the lower level...

Rock Solid

THE OWNDERS of this character packed elevated home in Sydney's Eastern suburbs were starting to find that the large number of steps at the front of the property was making access too difficult. But because they loved the home and the location so much, they were...

Red Rocket, We Have Lift Off!

THIS FREEDOMLIFT  lifts off to an Ear popping three metres that enables this elderly couple to easily access the top of their home. Clad in composite Aluminium with a striking red colour, this retro fit solution has added a new level of excitement to both their family...

Small Space, Small Budget, Getting Older

OUR (NOW RETIRED) clients love their Adelaide home, they don't want to move.  Unfortunately they are not as fit as they used to be and the stairs have become an issue.  To make matters even more challenging, they don't have much space or a massive budget. Their...

40 Steps

IS A great way to keep active and healthy, but having an alternative is also pretty good, especially with taking the shopping from the garage, moving luggage, having elderly family visit, etc. Enter ElfoLift and this 3 stop adjacent through car with 1100mm wide x...

High on a Hill

THE ATTENTION to detail in every aspect is obvious in this contemporary new hillside home in Brisbane’s Morningside. Spanning three levels, the owners wanted to have both the convenience of a home elevator whilst also making an eye-catching statement with its...

Harbour Side Sophistication

THIS WATERSIDE property situated in the prestige suburb of McMahons Point has uninterrupted views of the harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera House. However, the home’s interior is just as spectacular as the view! To future proof this wonderful property, the owners...

Contemporary Living At Its Best

THIS PROPERTY situated in Perth’s City Beach is indeed contemporary living at its best. The home has everything a brand new house should have plus much more and has been recognised for its sustainable design by the Builders Choice magazine. To see the article, please...

Paradise Found

SITUATED ON the picturesque Isle of Capri in Surfers Paradise, this brand spanking new luxury home provides all the elegance, convenience and space you could ever want – including of course a lift to travel between all four floors. Catering for optimum design...

Can You Repeat That Please

THS WAS the second time we have installed a lift for the owner of this beautiful new Sydney harbourside property. It was also the sixth time we have worked with the experienced team from Zack Smith Constructions. As always, it is a pleasure and an honour to work with...

Six Floors

THAT'S A lot of stairs!! But not a problem to retrofit and create a shaft at the front of the home to easily accommodate an adjacent through car ElfoLift. Fortunately space was also available so we were able to fit in a nice large cabin size of 1100mm wide x 1400mm...

Home Sweet Home

WITH SOME very minor re-working of an existing staircase, the loungeroom and a spare bedroom, it was very easy to incorporate a lift and glass shaft into this existing home. Travelling between the two floors, the optimum design was an adjacent through car...

Architect’s Own Home

BEING SELECTED for an Architect’s own home is always an honour and we appreciate the consideration given prior to purchasing. Opting for clean modern lines and finishes to match the riverside home’s style, the Elfo lift included the following: anodised aluminium doors...

Form and Function

AS A result of meticulous planning and design, this lovely new home has a flowing floorplan with obvious design flair throughout. Of course, the discreetly placed Elfo only adds to this. Serving two levels and with motorised door opener/closers, getting from floor to...

Queensland Classic

SPANNING THREE levels at the front and another two levels at the rear, this was another outstanding renovation to an old Queenslander by Craft Building Company. The ElfoLift has been designed with an opposite through car layout which also provides an observation...

Fireplace Converted to a Lift and Shaft

WITH GREAT attention to detail, the owner of this Mosman property saw an opportunity to not only use the chimney and fireplace as the perfect location for a lift, but to convert his basement into the ultimate wine cellar. After collaborating with the client, Lift Shop...

The City By The Bay

A NEW four level ElfoLift and glass shaft take pride of place in this stunning new home overlooking the San Francisco Bay. To best suit the floor plan of the palatial home, the cabin has an adjacent through car configuration and also one glass cabin wall to maximise...

Sapphire Towers

IN A  new development at Labrador on the Gold Coast, two of the penthouse apartments have been fitted with their own internal home elevators for that extra touch of convenience, sophistication and market appeal. With sweeping views of the Broadwater, both apartments...

Outlook Indeed

PERCHED HIGH on the hill with panoramic views of Brisbane City’s skyline, this brand new multi-level home has been finished with an attention to detail throughout and also includes a practical lift design. The ElfoLift cabin has the optional Bronzo stainless steel...