Set in the heart of a Residential Historic Conservation Zone, this large family home was built for a professional couple with three children. The client requested a generational home with a contemporary style and modern finishes that paid respect to the established homes around it.
Our team was able to successfully navigate a complex consultation process with council and neighbours. Extensive work with the council’s historic architect was required to help integrate the home into the neighbourhood. Particular attention was paid to the design and angles of the roofline and front façade to honour the historic bungalows of the area.
The brief called for a central gathering space comprising the main indoor living areas and an outdoor entertaining area. This leads on to a central pool bound by sleeping quarters to the side.
Multiple ceiling heights throughout the home adjust to the proportions of the room and the complex roof structure above that have been cleverly designed to accommodate gutters, sumps, and overflows.
Quality craftsmanship and the innovative use of materials and finished are evident throughout the home. A burnished concrete floor finished during the slab pour was carefully protected throughout the entire construction process. Seamless integration of cavity doors, air-conditioning grilles and custom shadow line detailing to skirtings and architraves was all managed-on site by our design and construction team.
The multiple roof planes were carefully designed to both incorporate a large 16kW, 56 panel solar system and allow for access to natural light through high lite windows and skylights.
Two efficient inverter reverse-cycle air-conditioning units were installed to reduce running costs by isolating air flow to where it is needed while maximising comfort for those inside.
The layout of the home was designed to occupy the south and west of the block. This kept the favourable northern aspect free for morning sun into the bedrooms, living areas and rear yard while protecting and providing shade during hot afternoons.