This home, with its symmetrically balanced facade and layout, is a striking testament to collaborative thinking in design and construction, presenting a contemporary take on traditional home design. The contemporary, monochromatic single-storey home beautifully melds traditional ideology with a modern twist. It comfortably sits within its streetscape, featuring a hip and valley roof, entry steel canopy with timber lining, floor-to-ceiling entry door and glazing, and site-formed concrete feature piers. The raised entry asserts a sense of grandeur and volume, igniting a balanced yet striking facade.
Large eaves were designed to the back of the home to protect it from the northern and western aspect. A series of different roof pitches and heights, as well as a mix of conventional & pole plate truss construction, was used in the design of the roof. Not only did this allow for the larger eaves where necessary, but it enabled the design to incorporate 3m ceiling heights in the feature areas of the home and drop to a more comfortable 2.7m in the minor areas for greater balance of room volume and temperature control.
The building’s energy efficiency is further exemplified by the installation of a 6.48kw Canadian Solar 270W system, heavy Earthwool insulation to the internal and external walls and ceiling, upgraded acoustic sound batts throughout the kid’s wing, and double-glazed windows and door to the west facing backyard.
Inside the home, the massing of the entry concrete piers folds down to the polished concrete floor, ensuring a consistent design language. The wide entry hallway, framed by the monochromatic scheme, leads you towards the master suite and the second living area, both tactfully set back from the front for privacy.
The heart of the home is the open plan kitchen, meals, and family area, cleverly zoned for function and comfort. Despite the east-facing front orientation, large, floor-to-ceiling windows at the rear allow light to flood into the living area, creating a vibrant and welcoming space.
The kitchen features a stylish, cantilevered island benchtop and two-pack kitchen joinery that extends to the butler’s pantry and alfresco. A graphite coloured glass splashback enhances the home’s monochromatic scheme, creating a seamless blend of modern design and practicality.
In this home, the focus is on minimalistic and seamless detailing. Functional elements like the guest wc, laundry, and butler’s pantry are cleverly hidden behind the kitchen, while a private northern courtyard is directly accessible from the second living area.