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Northern outlook
Open plan living
spotted gum cladding
Kitchen with Plywood edging

On this small urban block we designed a bespoke home with multiple outdoor living zones to extend the interior spaces.  Windows are placed in alignment across the home to allow for extended views beyond and increase the spaciousness of an otherwise modest footprint.  Adaptable spaces, ample storage and simple living are the keys to this abode.


sustainable features

  • 6.3 star energy rating

  • R 5.0 insulation batts to roof with R 1.3 foil faced blanket

  • R 2.7 insulation batts & reflective bubble wrap to external walls

  • R 2.7 insulation batts to internal walls between living and sleeping zones

  • Orientation to the north for living areas, south and west windows kept to a minimum

  • Aluminium Improved double glazed with Low E windows with U value of 3.45

  • Passive crossflow ventilation with openings on two different sides of each room

  • Ceiling fans to bedrooms, living and dining 

  • Hydronic heating

  • Water harvesting with on site water tank

  • Green switch for switching off all stand-by power


building materials

  • Spotted gum shiplap cladding & decking

  • Colorbond cladding selected for its longevity

  • Exposed concrete slab to act as thermal mass with low VOC finish

  • Recycled bricks for feature external fireplace

  • Redgum timber sleepers & red ironbark posts and verandah beams

  • Plywood ceilings, feature walls and kitchen joinery with low VOC finish


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