The new home proposed for this tight block replaces a 1950’s semi-detached full brick bungalow.
Earlier attempts to extend the existing building were severely compromised by the limited opportunities to utilize northern orientation.
The new two level home is pulled back off the northern boundary allowing solar orientation to both living areas and all bedrooms. Cross ventilation is also provided. The home achieves a 7 star rating.
The two lower level living areas and the upper level study/guest room are linked with a two level glass void, penetrated by the lineal stairway and which frames the north-eastern rear courtyard.
The building form is defined by a variously angled skillion roof planes, designed to more-or-less conform to the required building envelope.
The front courtyard provides passive outdoor living space into the otherwise unusable front building zone while the pergola covered patio links to the more active rear garden.
Sustainable features, include a massive underground water tank, hydronic heating, photo voltaic panels, solar hot water, double glazed composite windows, bamboo flooring and recycled decking.