This four bedroom family home was constructed on a challenging site. The property slopes along its long axis, requiring a stepped solution. From the central living area there is level access to the front and rear gardens. From there, the house steps up to the bedroom wing towards the north, and down to the utility areas to the south, including the laundry and garage. In this way, retaining walls and excessive excavation was avoided. Another challenge for this property is the orientation; north is towards the uphill end of the site, and the site is long and narrow. Without the opportunity of extending out to the rear perpendicularly for the outdoor living area, the design solution was to create an open area within the footprint of the home, adjacent to the living area. This provides a sunny, airy feel to the living areas, and an alfresco that engages well with the back garden. The details of the home have been designed with traditional elements that suit both the design requirements of the development and the potential future owners.
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