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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...

Lot of Stairs – No Problem

IN THE  past, a sloping block of land may have deterred some and resulted in a smaller scale home to minimise the number of stairs. Not so any more  - with the growing acceptance and awareness of the home lift market, designers and home owners alike are loving the...

Queensland Delight

ENGAGING THE architectural services of KDW Design  the owners wanted to retain the appealing style of their Holland Park home but add the modern convenience of a glass lift going from the drive-in garage to the two floors above. Fortunately the home totally lent...

High on the Hill

IN AN outstanding location in Brisbane’s Highgate Hill, these two side by side homes both spanned 4 levels, including a roof top terrace for each. Providing both easy and luxurious access between all levels, the 1100mm wide x 1400mm deep Elfos were supplied with...

Easy Elfo Retrofit

FOR THIS well loved home that has been modified and improved over the years, the next logical enhancement was the addition of a lift. For this project, a 350kg Elfolift with the following finishes was selected: stunning polished stainless steel trims/handrail and...

Beach Resort

FOR THIS property situated on the Gold Coast’s Mermaid beach, the owners wanted easier access to the home’s multiple levels. Fortunately when the home was built 20 years ago, the owners had the foresight to include a lift shaft. To achieve this, Lift Shop provided a...

Timeless Design

THIS BEAUTIFUL property had no expense spared to create this luxurious home in Brisbane’s riverside Indooroopilly. The owners ensured every inclusion or design choice was sustainable for now and the future, including our Italian swing door ElfoLift. After close...

Design Excellence

THIS COOGEE (WA) based husband and wife builder team have seen many projects and for this their retirement home, they wanted to incorporate all the best features they had seen through their many years in the construction industry. To accommodate the large extended...

Adjacent to Suit

FOR THIS Bellevue Hill property, a three level lift with access from two sides was required. As the shaft size was determined by the available space in the home design, the need for size to suit was critical. In this case a car size of 1150mm wide x 940mm deep with...

Watch This Space

WATCH THIS space, see what we can do for a standout but integrated ElfoLift installation. When you are designing or renovating to create the home of your dreams – talk to one of our experienced sales and design consultants – we have a huge amount of experience to...

Golden Beach

For this new build on the Sunshine Coast, the client wanted to future proof it so it was access was easy in the later years - in order to guarantee this, our E1 elevator was designed in. The lift was installed into a shaft by the builder, which was fitted with black...

Three’s a crowd? Not in this case!

THIS BEACHSIDE property located in Maroochydore with superb ocean views was developed with three separate homes. After working closely with the clients, Lift Shop provided an Elfo Lift for each property. The main house at the front of the block was the standout for...

One of a Kind

THIS LUXURIOUS home located in Sanctuary Cove has had no expense spared. To complete this high end vision, the owners wanted a lift to service the different levels of this home. After close consultation with the owners Lift Shop supplied a 3 stop 300kg ElfoLift. The...

The luck of the Irish

WHEN OUR imaginative client said he wanted to renovate his home to reflect a style of décor from his original Ireland, he wanted a product that could be easily adapted and customised to achieve this. Once he started talking to our sales and design team based in...

Osborne House circa 1845

THIS VICTORIAN Regency townhouse located in Sydney’s The Rocks underwent a major restoration and renovation during 2013. Due to its heritage listed façade and carriageway, the works undertaken needed to be in keeping and sympathetic to the original features of the...

Harbour Vista

LIFT SHOP and the experienced architecture and design team from Xpace, the owners and builder worked together on this magnificent Eastern Suburbs property with views over the Harbour all the way to the Bridge. The overall brief for the lift was simple - functional (to...

City Beach

OUR EVER popular finishes of Similinox skinplate walls with polished stainless steel profiles continues to be the go to selection for discerning homeowners wanting a sophisticated and stylish appearance for their lift. In this new home in Perth’s City Beach,  these...

Canal Living

FOR THIS opulent new home on the Gold Coast, the owners wanted their ElfoLift to be a standout feature as well as providing practical access to all three levels. From the landings, a stone surround was provided to frame the powdercoated black doors with etched neutral...

Riverside Haven

SITTING ON a large sloping block of riverside land in Brisbane’s Kenmore, the home design matched the contours of the land and as such, several levels were created. To future proof the home to accommodate these levels, the Italian lift of choice, the ElfoLift was...

Dull, Never !!

THE ARCHITECT owner’s vision for this factory conversion in Melbourne’s Carlton was colourful to say the least. Whilst keeping many of the original simple factory lines, the void inside the centrally located stairwell accessing 4 levels was also the perfect location...

Lucky 13

IN THIS prestigious new townhouse development in Eaglemont, Lift Shop supplied 13 ElfoLift’s. Specifications were: 300kg load capacity, 0.3m/s speed, 1000mm wide x 1240mm deep cabins, single opening (one was adjacent entry), standard 2100mm cabin height with white...

Piece of Luxury in Darling Point

ALTHOUGH THERE was only a very small available space in this existing home, high end quality was of critical importance for the owners of this property and that’s exactly what they achieved. Keeping these needs in mind, Lift Shop supplied an ElfoLift that proved that...

The Hills

NO DESIGN elements were missed in this new build with every detail of this house striving for luxury and perfection. The owners of this property were after a lift that would meet these needs while providing a practical access solution. Working closely with both the...

Prime Sydney Location

FOR THIS property situated in the exclusive suburb of Mosman, Architect Susan Rothwell was after a through car lift that would travel 5 floors whilst meeting the client’s design needs. After close collaboration between all parties Lift Shop provided a 1050mm wide x...

Seamless Retrofit

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 changes. To view the drawings for this lift please click here [EVgallery...

Start to Finish

WATCH THE progress from the beginning all the way through to the end for the preparation and installation of a 3 stop single entry Elfo into an existing home. Our experienced teams in both sales/design and installations/operations are happy to provide guidance all the...

Deluxe Custom Elfo

THE COLLABORATION again between Lift Shop and Belle Design Group resulted in a classic styled modern inclusion to this beautiful Eastern Suburbs property. To allow for maximum custom finishing, we supplied a basic 1120mm wide x 1150mm deep Elfo cabin with running gear...

Krslovic Display – Homeworld

KRSLOVIC HOMES was one of the many high end builders to establish a new display home at the latest Homeworld Exhibition Village at Kellyville. Understanding the growing trend that home lifts has become, Krslovic Homes felt that it was essential that their new display...

The Wow Factor

WITH A focus on modern seamless lines, the inclusion of the ElfoLift and frameless glass shaft provides a stunning WOW FACTOR to this new home in Sydney. To view the drawings for this lift please click here

Perfect Harmony

THE PRACTICAL design of this new home in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs included a centrally located lift with wrap around timber staircase. To match the decor of the home, white aluminium landing doors with milk glass were chosen as a perfect match. Keeping with the...

Basic Black and White

IN ANOTHER stunning Pittwater setting, Lift Shop's ElfoLift has been dressed for success. The initial welcoming impact - high gloss black steel doors with panoramic glass panels. Inside the car - white timber panelling to match the walls of the home, profiles clad in...

Metricon Masterbuilder

WHEN METRICON Builders went looking for the perfect lift for a brand new residence in Sydney's North Shore/Lane Cove region they stopped when they found our ElfoLift. With an architectural emphasis on clean modern lines, including a one glass sided shaft wall with...

The Hive Graffiti Apartments

AS FEATURED on Better Homes and Gardens. The team at Lift Shop were excited to be involved in this unique design project, dubbed “The Hive Graffiti Apartments”. This project is the first in a series of Hip Hop buildings designed by ITN Architects in conjunction with...

Penthouse Panorama

WHEN LIFT SHOP was approached to design a lift for this Melbourne apartment, we jumped at the opportunity to contribute to this impressive home. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ocean this residence is clearly in a league of its own and presented Lift...

City Sanctuary

THIS CLASSY yet welcoming property proved to be the perfect setting for one of our popular Elfo lifts. The design of this lift stayed true to the simple and elegant design of the 3 story property which boasts impressive views of Parramatta River. With a custom...

Truly Unique ElfoLift

THE OWNERS of this Lugarno home set out to ensure their newly retrofitted ElfoLift was one of a kind. Customising almost every aspect of their new lift, the finished product features white powder coated steels shaft and landing doors, and a rear glass wall to provide...

A Vision in White

THE USE of crisp white paint, timber accents and tiled floors have created a perfect palette for this new home's ElfoLift. With four-stops and an opposite through car, the lift features a solid door on all levels, except for the main living area where an anodised...

Hidden Elegance

ELEGANTLY DESGUISED within the crisp white walls of this classic Toorak home is a three-stop ElfoLift, but you might never know it's there. The adjacent through-car model features plain steel doors clad in timber veneer and handles that blend in perfectly with the...

Fresh and Modern in Brisbane

FRESH AND modern meets true sophistication with the installation of a three-stop ElfoLift in this contemporary New Farm, Brisbane, home. With a single opening and powdercoated steel doors, this eye-catching ElfoLift installation features clear panoramic glass,...

Spacious and Contemporary ElfoLift

THE USE of beautiful natural stone, mirrored walls and ceiling lights were cleverly combined to create a simply stunning, customised ElfoLift to suit this spacious and contemporary entertainer's home. This three-stop, single entry ElfoLift feautres anodised alumimium...

The Ultimate in Customised Lift Styling

PERHAPS ONE of Lift Shop’s most unique residential installations, this three-stop, adjacent through-car ElfoLift represents the ultimate in customised lift styling. Designed to a very specific customer brief, the cabin doors were designed to look just like an...

In keeping With The Original

THE ADDITION of an ElfoLift gave way to a clever design feature to complete the modern extension on this older style Victorian home in Fitzroy. Installing a three-stop ElfoLift encased in a galvanised shaft with corrugated galvanised cladding, created a truly...

ElfoLift is Red Hot!

PROVING IT'S possible to create a lift that is as individual as you are, the owners of a contemporary Queensland home installed an ElfoLift like no other, and one that is a definite stand-out design feature of the three-level home. With a painted red shaft, brushed...

Demanding the Best

NO EXPENSE was spared when it came to the fixtures and finishes for this Melbourne new build, from benchtops and flooring to light fittings and a Lift Shop lift. Adding to the grandeur of this four-level formal home, an ElfoLift elegantly completes the fit-out with a...

Mediterranean Living in Sydney’s South

A LOVE of their Greek heritage inspired the owners of a two-level apartment to recreate Mediterranean island life right at home in Sydney. Requiring private, secure access to their apartment from the lower, commercial level of the building, Lift Shop's ElfoLift was...

Lift With a View

THE ARCHITECTS behind this brand new Sydney home created a distinctive facade with ElfoLift as the star. Servicing three levels of the house over nearly 11 metres, this customized ElfoLift is encased in a glass shaft, which sits as a striking design feature and...

ElfoLift Transforms Into Stunning Design Feature

TOTAL STYLE and sophistication was the brief for this new home, designed by SJB Architects. After experiencing the impressive performance of the ElfoLift in their coastal holiday home, the owners weren't going to settle for anything less than Lift Shop for their new...

Elfolift Goes French Provincial

CHOSEN FOR this new build project by the highly-regarded ROTHWELL ARCHITECTS for its unlimited customisation capabilities, Lift Shop's ElfoLift delivers absolute convenience while complementing the classic French provincial style of this impressive four-level home....

YabbaDabbaDoo

Just like Fred Flinstone loves the beauty and texture of sandstone, so too did the owners of this beautiful new home in Sydney's inner west. They wanted to be able to look through the glass landing doors and make the inside of the shaft a feature rather than just a...

Roof Top BBQ – Life with Style

The property developer at Port Melbourne liked our ElfoLift so much, he bought 8 of them. The homes that he developed were tall and narrow in a premium location. Each home is 5 stories high, and on the roof, a spa bath and the all important BBQ. A five story house is...

Four Floor House – I can’t live there!….. Yes you can

THANKS TO very clever thinking by one of Australia's leading quality builders, Seidler Homes, a Melbourne luxury home specialist, Lifts were incorporated into this wonderful development on Beach St at Port Melbourne. Overlooking the bay, these homes are truly...

Terrace Lift – Paddington Sydney

WHEN A property is only 5.5m wide and 12 meters tall with lots of steep stairs, a skinny and quiet lift was required. The client selected the Elfo with a custom 850 (w) x 1200 (d) cabin which fitted nicely into a shaft that is only 1000mm wide. The clients are in the...

Famous writer, Colleen McCullough and Norfolk Island

MRS MCCULLOUGH needs reliability and quality, it is why she carefully considered all lift companies before selecting us. The remote location of her home meant that a solid, reliable machine is required. Budget was not the consideration in this important project. Now...

Northbridge, Sydney

AT 10.5M above the garage level, this house effectively has its living space and kitchen almost 5 floors up. Nobody would want to carry groceries that far. Whilst the house is on a steep site, the 3 level lift makes it effectively one single space without stairway...

Bellevue Hill, Sydney

THIS ELEVATED site in one of Sydneys most prestigious streets, was the perfect opportunity to implement what is often thought of as a crazy idea. A long tunnel under the garden, leads to a 2 level right angle through car lift. This retrofit lift forms a private and...

Sophisticated Solution

THIS STATELY terrace home in Albert Park has been lovingly updated and modernised over the years whilst still keeping its original charm. The only thing lacking however has been easier access between the two main levels of the home. Fortunately the rear of the home...

Hamptons on Goldie

WITH A meticulous attention to detail, the level of thought and planning to every aspect of this beautiful home on Main Beach makes it stand out from the crowd. With a Hamptons flavoured influence throughout the home, the end result is nothing short of stunning and...

Convenience Plus

A NEW 3 level luxury home in the Brisbane riverside suburb of Bulimba was designed for both beauty and practicality. To meet this brief, it was only natural that a 350kg ElfoLift 2 was included. The finishes selected were two piece brushed stainless steel landing and...

Life with STYLE !!

IN THIS recent installation in LA’s Beverly Hills, our Elfo 2 sat loud and proud amidst what can only be called OPULENCE 9 bedrooms, 13 baths, 2 offices, 2 guest houses, covered upper and lower living room loggias and 8 car garage. (Approximately 1,546sqm in total). ...

Riverside Tranquility

For this riverside home located in Queensland’s Indooroopilly, Lift Shop installed a three level E2 and powdercoated steel and glass shaft. With a colour scheme selection to blend in beautifully with the existing picturesque house, the end result has been practical,...

Raven Hood Court

THE CONVERSION of this heritage building on Sydney’s lower north shore into two apartments proved to be a unique project. After close collaboration with the architect and builder, Lift Shop provided a 3 stop Elfo 2 and bones only shaft with fire rated landing doors....

Design Flexibility

WHEN THE new owners purchased this property in Sydney’s Dover Heights, a lift shaft had already been constructed by previous owners. They therefore needed a flexible lift option  that would be suitable for this shaft. Although our full range was considered – all our...

Look at Me

A MAIN focus in the construction of this new 4 level home in Sydney’s Dover Heights was the centrally located frameless glass shaft and lift. Working very closely with our sales and installations teams to get precision measurements, the end result was a stunning...

Just What The Doctor Ordered

IN THIS riverside property, the owner doctor wanted to modify his house to allow dual family living with minimum of fuss. The solution was the ever popular Elfo 2 with an opposite through car layout in our “bones only” structural steel shaft. This shaft allowed for...

Repeat Builder

WITH A track record of 4 lifts already installed for this builder, he didn’t need to look any further when it came to the renovation of this heritage listed terrace in Balmain. A dominant theme of black and white in the home was also carried through to the lift car...

Exclusive Quality Development by CKP Constructions

WHEN LIFTSHOP was approached at the very beginning of the design stage for a proposed development being planned at the top of a hill in Bulimba/Balmoral, it was clear that there were many access issues to be accommodated. Working with the designers, developers and...

Teneriffe

WITH VISION and passion, the developer saw a blank canvas in this unassuming older style sawtooth roof factory in the riverside suburb of Teneriffe. Retaining the original shell of the building, the inside has been transformed into a series of modern well designed...

Could Not Do Without

FOR A project of this magnitude, care and attention to detail was paramount. As such, it was not surprising that it took 3 years from first discussions till starting on site for the installation of this 5 stop Supermec and glass shaft. Located in a beautiful Sydney...