Project Cost $600,000 – $750,000
This home is an exemplar of planning efficiency. The master suite, study and garage take advantage of the width of the site. The design maximises timber frame construction to thoughtfully combine private, semi-private and public realms. The layout is configured into a parent retreat and children play zones with a central north facing living hub which extends into two alfresco areas.
This striking modern interpretation of a red brick home asserts itself in the streetscape. The imported red bricks with a varying charcoal glaze are underlined by a rendered plinth and balanced by the honed Bluestone tiled pier, which grounds the home into the landscape.
The home includes features such as underfloor heating in the Ensuite and Bathroom, ducted vacuuming system and 2-pack Kitchen and butler’s pantry. The main family living area overlooks the pool and alfresco areas, these exterior entertaining spaces were completed with a built-in BBQ, strip heaters, ceiling fans and speakers.
Despite the site being oriented with north on the side elevation, there is a masterful play of light through large picture windows that maximises light penetration into the living areas, overcoming the challenging orientation.
The large north facing windows on the side elevation are positioned for optimum solar gain into the main Kitchen, meals and family area filtering the winter sun to the centre of the home while the large eaves shade the windows in summer. In addition, the dual verandahs promote cross ventilation through the heart of the home for passive design.
Overall, this home maximises space and epitomise modern Australian living in an urban environment.