The design highlights the modern feel with warm cedar timber and alucobond cladding whilst maintain a minimalist clean lines. The design response achieved a perfect balance between energy efficient design and functionality in a light filled tranquil residence.
The brief was to create a contemporary family residence and work space which was orientated to the north on a relatively small corner site in an inner city location. The challenges included re-orientation of the site allowing proper setbacks on the front and sides, and the heritage trees on the nature strip restricting the placement of the new cross-over in providing vehicular access. A ballet room was required to be located close to the front entrance as part of the client’s business practice. Energy efficiency and the use of sustainable materials was a priority for the clients.
Using a combination of ecofriendly sustainable materials, the response is a bright contemporary family residence positioned to capture available light and expanding the brief requirements through a striking example of the use of timber and alucobond.
With open plan Living, Dining and Kitchen space spanning the north facing side, the house opens onto an expansive deck to the pool edge. The open flowing design is epitomised by the central staircase which creates a light filled space showcasing natural timbers and views through to the pool.
The client is thrilled with the residence, boasting Hydronic heating, underground water tank and sustainable materials that all contribute to a 6 star energy rating.
Peter Searle was able to capture our thoughts and dreams and bring them to fruition with his imaginative design. Along the way, he added some architectural flair of his own, and incorporated a range of modern surfaces and spaces while keeping within our general design brief. Peter’s use of light and space allowed for the maximum utility on a relatively small inner-suburban block. I would definitely recommend Peter’s work for future projects. Andrea Eunson